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I know how to use rollover javascripts to make a (hyperlinked) image change state before being clicked on (onmouseover/onmouseout), but is there a way of changing state for a non-hyperlinked image? Specifically, I want a static image which animates when clicked on. The animation can be handled by using an animated GIF, I just need someone to give me the right script (some variation of onClick I would imagine, but I don't really know enough about it...).

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Ian Westbrook
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There's presently no method to detect an onMouseover event for a "regular" image - you can create a "fake" link to manipulate it, though:

<A HREF="javascript:doThis()"><IMG SRC="thing.gif"></A>

Note that the function doThis() will be executed onClick - if you'd like the click to do nothing, then create an "empty" function for doThis().  You may also add event handlers to the HREF to manipulate the image onMouseover, etc.
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If my comment works better for you, I would like the opportunity to post this as an answer.
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I'm sure jshamlin's answer works, but at my level of knowledge 'empty functions' means nothing... techbuilder's answer is both more elegant and works, so at the risk of offending jshamlin, I think I'd rather his answer was posted.
But thank you both for your time!

Best regards,

Ian Westbrook
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