If i understand it correctly a link is active in the time between it is
clicked and the new page is displayed.
You can replicate this to some extent by pressing down on a link and
draggling and releasing outside the link.
I've actually found a use for :visited:active on one of my report pages,
but it seems :link:active is a no-use pseudo class that just fell out
of the w3c css design. I'd really like to hear a story or see an
example of where :visited:active is actually used on a website.
I have doubts about the sensibility of making :link and :visited
mutually exclusive. It seems more intuitive that :visited, :hover,
:active and :focus would be pseudo classes of :link and leave it at
that. I'd like to understand why w3c made :visited and :link exclusive
of each other.
There must have been plenty of discussion on this. Could someone post a