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Dynamic values for HTML-element attributes

Paul Bruynel

Joined: Jan 23, 2004
Posts: 1

Instead of using hard coded strings for HTML-attributes I'd like to assign values dynamically. For instance I would like to keep values for tooltips in a separate properties-file and refer to these in the title-attribute of a HTML-element. I'm using JSPs, and I don't want to use javascript.
If this is possible, can anyone tell me how I can do this?
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
If you plan on doing this on the client, you have to use JavaScript.

If you want to add the title attribute onto the elements from the server as the page is rendered, than this should be moved into another section of the ranch that deals with the serverside.

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Check out the <fmt:message> tag of the JSTL.

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