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Select and expanding widths

 
Dirk Schreckmann
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I'd like to create a select with a width of something smaller than the text I want viewed on each row.

Mozilla seems to support something like this, using titles and alt text for items in a select component. In the (narrow) select component, items are dislayed using their (short) title text. When the mouse cursor hovers over an item, the (longer) alt text is shown.

IE doesn't seem to support this.

Any ideas? (Did I describe what I'm trying to do well enough.)
 
Eric Pascarello
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Mozilla based browsers only support that feature if I remember correctly. Selects are one of the most pain in the butt elements on the page since they do not support things that they should especially with overflowing of text.

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Dirk Schreckmann
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I'm trying to come up with a solution that will work in Internet Explorer. I can use technologies other than HTML (including DHTML, JavaScript, Flash, even a Java Applet).

Any suggestions?
 
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