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Floating Window/Glossary terms/Mouse rollover/supported by IE and Mozilla/netscape

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Hi,

I need help - I'd like to create a small window for words on a website that require a definition. When someone rolls their mouse over the word a pop up will fade in and fade out when the mouse rolls off the link. I don't want it to be blocked by someone's browser that blocks pop ups.

I also would like it to be database driven so if a mouse rolls over a word it can pass the word - that will find the definition in a db and print the results to the div window etc. Kind of like what experts exchange does.

code or links to code will be very helpful. I currently am working with php/mysql on a linux platform.

Thanks!
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thosrmann earned 150 total points
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here is a link to a javascript to acomplish the mouseover feature.
http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex16/showhint.htm

hope it helps

As for passing a word in a hint box to retrive a definition ...that is out of my league ...hope the script helps.
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Dear pinaldave,

I think that I should get my points back because I didn't get a good answer to my question.

Thank you for your understanding,
avivak
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i answered half your question I should at least get half the points......also if you felt that way then why didnt you post that as a comment instead of leaving it until a mod is going to close it....... just my $.02
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I just didn't think it was worth 250 points and you yourself said it was out of your league -- seriously I didn't respond because I was waiting for some other comments but no one posted any
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You assign the points however, i wasnt asking for all just asking for half since i answered a portion of the question.
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I wasn't sure how to assign part of the points I figured the moderator can do it :)
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