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On mouse over, I'd like a description for an href link.  As a work around, I've created an image that looks like a href link, and used ALT to put in a description.

Is there a cleaner, slicker, way of doing this in html?
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leeal earned 200 total points
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You need to use a little javascript.
Here is an example.

<A HREF="whatever.html" onMouseOver="window.status='Description'; return true;" onMouseOut="window.status='';return true;">Hello, how are you?</A>

When your mouse is over the link, 'Description' will appear on the status bar. When you move the mouse out the link, it'll display '' (nothing) on the status bar.

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by:dgardner
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That works great! Thank you.
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