Select/Option versus onMouseOver in IE6 - lack of ability to do that
Posted on 2003-03-19
Hello - a first question here to this group: I have read that Netscape 6.0 can do <SELECT><OPTION> based onMouseOver calls, and I realize that IE4 through 6 so far do not support this call. But is there anyway in IE6 clients, to trap mouse movement and location, to emulate the onMouseover intercepts. I know that the <SELECT> support onMouseOver, but I am actually talking about the <OPTION> list support. The only thing I have found is that I can intercept onKeyDown and its related functions during list display. I would like to make an OPTION list based mouseover display. The code ideally would look like this:
<SELECT name=selectname><OPTION onMouseOver=mouseoverpopup() onMouseOut=closepopup()>items in list </OPTION><OPTION ..... </SELECT>.
So the mouse routine would be able to interogate which list member it is on top of and do some form of action.
Thanks for advice in advance.