I can think of a way of doing what you asked with some event
management. The events I would mess with to get things to work would
be mousedown, mouseup, mouseover, and mouseout.

On May 21, 12:27 pm, thegdog <theg...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Should have mentioned that I am using Prototype version 1.6.0.2.
>
> On May 21, 12:22 pm, thegdog <theg...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > Is there a way to change the :active state of elements through
> > Prototype?
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> > Here's the basic gist of what I am doing it:
> > I have a navigation menu, made up of <li> tags with <a> links inside.
> > When the user hovers over one of the <li> tags, a different background
> > is applied to the <li>.  When the user clicks on one of the <li> tags,
> > a different background is applied to the <li>.
>
> > It is possible for a user to click one of the <li> tags, then decide
> > he doesn't want to go to that link, and then drags off the <li> before
> > releasing the mouse.  This leaves the <li> in its active state (with
> > the active background applied).  I wanted to use Prototype so that
> > when a user moves his mouse over one of the other <li> tags, it will
> > remove the active state from the one clicked.
>
> > Is that possible?
>
> > Thanks for any information you can provide.
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