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Any way to READ the IE status bar?

Patrick Tsang
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 12
By default, the IE status bar will shows the HyperLink if you move the mouse over a Link, also, it will shows the executing status like
"Opening [url=http://www.javaranch.com/index.jsp".]http://www.javaranch.com/index.jsp".[/url]

I am trying to read this message into my variable,
AGAIN, I need to READ it from the system status bar, but not
WRITE to the bar as the simple -- window.status="my own message"

My test code:
---------------------------------------------------------------
*html*
*s c r i p t language="j a v a s c r i p t"*
function howStatusBarMsg(){
var message=window.status;
alert(message);
}
*/s c r i p t*
*body*
*a href="http://www.javaranch.com/index.jsp" on M ouseOver="showStatusBarMsg()"*Link*/a*
*/body*
*/html*
---------------------------------------------------------------
But it doesn't work, any hints?

Why do a dumb thing like this? because there is something happen very weird on my page, I need to track where it goes,step by step
Patrick Tsang
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 12
This forum doesn't allow the scripting, I have to change the <> to **
Eric Pascarello
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Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15376
    
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not sure why you would want to do it, but I do not think you can do it.

Eric
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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