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I would like to have links on my "links page" pop up a little box with a description of the link when people hover over the link. However, I really don't want a new browser window for it (for fairly obvious reasons). I have been playing around with onMouseover and onMouseout but I can't seem to get it to work.

What would be the best way of implementing this and can someone help with the code (including the JS if needed....)

Thanks in advance,
- Graham
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Question by:topazg
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by:sajuks
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use teh title property
<a href = "http://www.google.com" title = "This is a search engine.one of the best available">Google
</a><BR>
<a href = "http://www.gmail.com" title = "My Email Account">Gmail
</a>
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by:topazg
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I kind of wanted an instant window instead of the delay, and would also like to be able to format the contents with colour and bolding and so on.

Thanks anyway
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sajuks earned 1000 total points
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Check the one at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/JavaScript/Q_20678343.html
<html>
<head>
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<script>
var x,y, timeout;
var to = 5000;
var bd = 1;
var tablebdcolor = '#00FFFF';
var tablebgcolor = '#000000';
var headerbdcolor = '#000000';
var headerbgcolor = '#000000';
var cellbdcolor = '#000000';
var cellbgcolor = '#000000';
var font_color = '#FFFFFF';
var font_size = '1';

function init()
{
     document.onmousemove = mouseMove;
}

function mouseMove(e)
{
     x = event.x + document.body.scrollLeft;
     y = event.y + document.body.scrollTop;
}
function settip(title, desc)
{

     document.all['tip'].innerHTML = "<table border=" + bd + " bordercolor=" + tablebdcolor + " bgcolor=" + tablebgcolor + "><tr><td bordercolor=" + headerbdcolor + "><font color=" + font_color + " size=" + font_size + ">" + title + "</font></td></tr><tr><td bordercolor=" + cellbdcolor + "><font color=" + font_color + " size=" + font_size + ">" + desc + "</font></td></tr></table>";
     
     document.all['tip'].style.left = x+10;
     document.all['tip'].style.top = y+15;
     document.all['tip'].style.visibility = 'visible';
     timeout = setTimeout('cleartip()',to);
}

function cleartip()
{
     document.all['tip'].style.visibility = 'hidden';
}

</script>
</head>

<body onload="init();">
<div id="tip" style="cursor: hand; visibility: hidden; position:absolute;"></div>

<a href="#" onmouseover="settip('This is a Link','You can click it to goto another page.');" onmouseout="cleartip();">Link</a>

</body>
</html>
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by:topazg
ID: 12704492
Thanks very much, just what I needed - should have looked in the javascript section :-)
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by:sajuks
ID: 12704512
Thanks for the points and grade
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