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Yongping Wang
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Joined: May 15, 2001
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Hi, Dear everyone:
I have a question for you. I am just wondering if it is possible to pop up a message(just like in MS products) displaying some instruction when a cursor moves on a link (in a web page) but such message will be automatically gone if the cursor moves away. I appreciate it very much for any kind of help.
Have a nice weekend.
Yongping
[This message has been edited by Yongping Wang (edited August 03, 2001).]
Fred Abbot
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Joined: Jun 01, 2000
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ToolTip?
Phil Hanna
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Joined: Apr 05, 2001
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The HTML 4.01 specification suggests using the "title" attribute in the link:
<a href="http://www.ibm.com" title="Big Blue">IBM</a>
This works in Internet Explorer 5.5: if you move the mouse over the link and stop, it displays the title text in a popup. Netscape 4.75 doesn't appear to do anything with it.
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Tim Holloway
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Try doing a popup in JavaScript. I have something nice that way that I lifted from someone else's site.
Go to http://www.mousetech.com and mouse over the operating system names.


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