I have in the past wanted to have the cursor look like it was hovering over a link when it was not in fact over an link. As you know, when the cursor is over a link it shows up as a hand. Well, what if you want them to click something that isn’t a link – how do you communicate that it is clickable.
The answer is cursor:hand for Internet Explorer (IE) and cursor:pointer for Mozilla and Netscape (NS).
Here’s the cross browser CSS:
More information on cursor styles: http://www.quirksmode.org/css/cursor.html