Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Miscellaneous/Allow sanitized-CSS to use pointer-events

Allow sanitized-CSS to use pointer-events

  • Problem: Currently sanitized-CSS does not support pointer-events.
  • Who would benefit: Sanitized-CSS users
  • Proposed solution: As indicated by the title
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Pseudo Classes (talk) 05:26, 19 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


@Pseudo Classes: I haven't looked into this, but this might be intentional, as it might not be desirable to fake certain pointer events and it might be used in situations of phising or something. Please make a better Problem description of where and how you would use this pointer-events (examples), so that the usefulness and risk can be eveluated. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 11:01, 20 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@TheDJ: Sorry, I’m not sure I understand. Why pointer-events property might be abused? Pseudo Classes (talk) 02:49, 21 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
K. checked. the reason why pointer-events is not supported, is because it is CSS that is part of the SVG2 module which is not included in the sanitizer right now. It will also be added to the upcoming CSS level 4, but the sanitizer only supports Level 3. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 12:21, 21 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I'm not sure what pointer-events are, and I doubt I'm alone in that. Would someone be able to explain it to help voters here assess the request? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 08:51, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The pointer-events CSS property sets under what circumstances (if any) a particular graphic element can become the target of pointer events. If set to none, the cursor will not change. See WhoAteMyButter (talk) 04:48, 13 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  •   Oppose I really do not believe that to be a good feature. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 19:53, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Weak support Can be utilised to make cool user pages, but not very practical in articles. H78c67c (talk) 01:12, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Ciao • Bestoernesto 04:10, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Oppose en: What use? - lack of justification / de: Welcher Nutzen? - fehlende Begründung. --Dirk123456 (talk) 09:58, 18 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]