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Posted on 2006-10-22
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Hi

Is it possible to display a hint in the contents of a select box ?
For example the details of the current option but before the user click it...

Thanks in advance.
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If you use the title attribute, this "may" do what you want.  For example:

<select>
  <option title='This is a test'>one</option>
  <option title='This is something else'>two</option>
  <option title='Are you kidding?'>three</option>
</select>

  If you click on the selection list, and hold the cursor over one of the entries (e.g., "one"), then the hint/tip message in the title attribute is displayed.  If this isn't what you want, please be more specific.
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by:CodedK
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Thank you HonorGod... There is a problem.. It works in FF but not in IE.
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Ah.  checking
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Hm.  Apparently, IE only wants to use titles in a limited number of instances.  How about this?
Changing the status message line (bottom of the browser) based upon the value of the current title?
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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title> Select Tip </title>
<script type='text/javascript' src='../objDisplay.js'></script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
  function chgTitle( obj ) {
    var child = obj.selectedIndex;
    var opts  = obj.getElementsByTagName( 'option' );
    var kid   = opts[ child ];
    obj.title = kid.title;
    window.status = kid.title;
  }

  function init( id ) {
    var obj = document.getElementById( id );
    chgTitle( obj );
    obj.focus();
  }
</script>
</head>
<body onload='init("here")'>
<select id='here' onkeyup='chgTitle(this)'>
  <option title='This is a test'>one</option>
  <option title='This is something else'>two</option>
  <option title='Are you kidding?'>three</option>
</select>
<a href='#' title='Is this working?' onclick='return false;'>My link</a>
</html>
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by:CodedK
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Thank you HonorGod.
Unfortunately i allready use some JS for the onclick of the selected option.

Anyway, thank you for your time and your good answers :)
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Thanks for the 'A'
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