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I have an input type of "button" and I would like to display a message down in the 'status' bar when the user has the mouse over the button. How do I do that?
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by:nathans
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Below is a working model.

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<script language="JavaScript">
<!-- Hide from old browsers

        function test(txt) {
                self.status = txt
        }

        function test1() {
                self.status = ""
        }
// --End Hiding Here -->
</script>



<html>
<head>
      <title>Untitled</title>
</head>

<body>
<form action="test.cfm" method="post">

<input type="submit" value=" TEST"  onMouseOver="test('STATUS BAR MESSAGE GOES HERE');return true"
onMouseOut="test1()">

</form>

</body>
</html>
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by:wills1300
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I tried you code, but it does not seem to work. Nothing happens when the mouse goes over the button. It is an input with a type of "button" not "submit" does that make a difference?

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by:rcw119
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<INPUT type="button" value="Go Over Me!" onmouseover=window.status='I am over the button' onmouseout=window.status='I am not over the button'>
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by:nathans
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1. I tested it and it worked.

2. What browser are you testing it in?
    Maybe that is the problem

I am using IE5.

I will test it at home on Netscape.

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by:wills1300
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It does work on IE, but I am on Netscape4.7 and it does not appear to work. Any suggestions?

RCW - I tried you suggestion, and that too only works in IE.
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by:rcw119
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That surprises me.  While I use IE at work, I use a Netscape Javascript Guide book..  :)
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by:nathans
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I will find the answer tommorrow.  I know where to go look but it is time for bed.

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by:nathans
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Well I can't get to the Developers Netscape area right now it will have to wait...

Anyone else out there that can go find the Cross Browser Code for this.
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by:deepchanda
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onMouseOver and onMouseOut are Event handler for Layer, Link type object, so not sure if it can work on a button type form element. You might try wrapping some kind of link with an href option and fool the browser. You can look at this http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/js/client/jsref/index.htm for more info on it

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nathans changed the proposed answer to a comment
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rcw119 earned 400 total points
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Can't do it.  Only events available to netscape for the button object are:

onBlur
onClick
onFocus

If you can change the button to a link you are set.  Just use the onmouseover event suggested above.
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by:wills1300
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That's what I was expecting. Oh well, if you can't do it; you can't do it.  Experts Exchange should allow the division of points, as in this case I would have given half to nathans and half to rcw119 for giving workable answers.  But since rcw119 gave the final answer, I have awarded him/her the points. Sorry nathans.
Thanks everyone!
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