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G'day all experts in there !

I have an <AREA> map, and I try to put a MouseOver that display a related text in the status bar, but it seems OnMouseOver isn't recognised in an <area> tag.

I have :
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">  <!--
function mover(text) { window.status = text;  return true; }
function mout()   { window.status = '';    return true; }
//-->  </SCRIPT>

and
<area shape="rect" coords="286,3,367,21" href="somewhere.htm" OnMouseOver="mover('blabla...');" OnMouseOut="mout('');">

Why doesn'it work ?

What alternative solutions do you propose experts ?

Thanks in advance for your precious time and your help.
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by:knightEknight
ID: 2755219
Try it without the mouseout handlers:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE></title>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">  
<!--
  function mover(text) { window.status = text;  return true; }
  function mout()   { window.status = '';    return true; }
//-->
</script>

</head>

<BODY>

<MAP name="options">
<AREA shape="rect" coords="  0,  0, 99, 99"  alt="hello"   href="somewhere.htm" onMouseOver="mover('blah');">
<AREA shape="rect" coords="100,100,199,199"  alt="goodbye" href="somewhere.htm" onMouseOver="mover('bunk');">
</map>

<IMG name='mymapimg' src='dot.gif' USEMAP="#options" BORDER="1" WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="200">

</body>
</html>


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knightEknight earned 300 total points
ID: 2755251
NOPE!  That didn't work right, but this does!  :)


<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE></title>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">  
<!--
  var stattxt="";

  function mover(txt)
  {
    stattxt = txt;
    setTimeout("top.status=stattxt",10);
  }
//-->
</script>

</head>

<BODY>

<MAP name="options">
<AREA shape="rect" coords="  0,  0, 99, 99"  alt="hello"   href="somewhere.htm" onMouseOver="mover('blah');if(document.all)this.focus();">
<AREA shape="rect" coords="100,100,199,199"  alt="goodbye" href="somewhere.htm" onMouseOver="mover('bunk');if(document.all)this.focus();">
</map>

<IMG name='mymapimg' src='dot.gif' USEMAP="#options" BORDER="1" WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="200">

</body>
</html>
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by:knightEknight
ID: 2755310
I know I'm repeating myself, but ...

..... and now you can put this back in:
  onMouseOut="mover('');"

You may also want to remove the following which I included just for testing:

 if(document.all)this.focus();


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by:ESI
ID: 2756096
Hi again,
<See my comment in the JavaScript section of that bright site>

CU around
ESI
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