I am creating a web app. I was testing it on a mobile browser and noticed that :active pseudo class doesn't really work. How should I simulate clicks for a mobile browser? I'm specifically interested for Android and iPhone.

I am using css sprites. I stumbled upon ontouchstart but don't know how to use that. Can anyone help me over it?

  • just a thought, you're already using jQuery, have you looked at jQuery Mobile?
    – SpYk3HH
    Feb 8, 2012 at 17:00

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There seems to be an answer for your question on SO:


Even though the most upvoted answer has not been selected as THE answer by the poster, it seems to me that it is a valid solution for your problem. Also, the author indicates that the solution works on Iphone and Android.

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