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I created a popup using an additional layer. Here is my stylesheet code:

<style type="text/css">
a.info{position: relative}
a.info:hover{background-color:#cff}
a.info span{display: none}
a.info:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;top:2em;left:0em; width:55em;
  border:1px solid #0cf; background-color:#cff; color:#000;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;font-size:14px}
</style>
 
The html portion that uses this is:

<a class="info" href="PCCOMMENTSINQ?SUBMIT=WHATEVER:'>Description<span>This is popup text for the description</span></a>

this work very well except I am dynamically creating this on the fly(the description and popup info) and I want the popup to be relative to the link or pointer vertically, but I want it to start at the left edge of the page horizontally. I probably need some javascript or something. Any recommendations?

Also depending on the pointer position, I may want to put the popup above my link.

Thanks, Troy
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by:mark-b
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Is this what you are looking for:  Change one CSS def:

a.info:hover span{display:block;position:relative;top:0em;left:0em; width:55em;
  border:1px solid #0cf; background-color:#cff; color:#000;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;font-size:14px}

-Mark
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by:mark-b
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Or maybe this?  

a.info:hover span{display:inline;position:relative;left:1em;
  border:1px solid #0cf; background-color:#cff; color:#000;text-decoration:none;font-size:14px}

-Mark
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by:mark-b
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Or maybe this?:

a.info{position: relative}
a.info:hover{display:inline;}
a.info span{display: none}
a.info:hover span{display:inline;position:relative;left:1em;
  border:1px solid #0cf; background-color:#cff; color:#000;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;font-size:14px}

(Ok, ok, I'll stop now).

-Mark
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Did any of these work for you?
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by:troyd1
ID: 10987944
Sorry, I have not had time to test these. I had to go with what I had. I will try to test this soon and let you know. Again to reiterate, I want the assign a static horzontal reference, but I want to position vertically based on the pointer/link position. This will pretty much take care of my problem although I would like it to pop up above the link position if it is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks, Troy
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