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onmouseover event to change text color in a JS created table

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I have a HTML table with many rows! When I mouseover "td", I want to change the text color inside the "td".

Problem is that the HTML table is designed in Javascript using:

a = document.createElement("table")
a.id = "my_tbl";

How is it possible to add onmouseover event for "td" of this table "my_tbl" that changes the "td's" text color ?!

Quite urgent.. Thanks :)
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Question by:ldbkutty
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by:VirusMinus
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hmm.. easiest way i can think of is to download this file which allows CSS behavior of :hover to extend to other elements for IE 6.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~peterned/htc/csshover2.htc

put the file in the root folder of your site.

and then in your CSS add:

body{BEHAVIOR: url(csshover.htc)}
#my_tbl td:hover{background:red;}

ref: explanation about csshover.htc here: http://www.xs4all.nl/~peterned/csshover.html
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by:VirusMinus
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then again, it may not work for javascript created elements.

where are you adding the cells? in that code you can use onMouseOver for the cells
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As VirusMinus said, or have a look at this and see if it is what you are looking for:


<html>
<head>
<script>

function detour(thing){
   var temp = thing;
   return function(){
    mouseOverCell(temp)
   }
}

function mouseOverCell(obj)
{
  obj.style.color='#f00';
}

function makeTable() {  

  var tbl=document.createElement("TABLE");
  tbl.border=1;
  tbl.cellSpacing=1;
  tbl.id = "my_tbl";
  var r=document.createElement("TR");
  var cell1=document.createElement("TD");
  cell1.innerHTML="Test 1";
  cell1.onmouseover=detour(cell1);
  var cell2=document.createElement("TD");
  cell2.innerHTML="Test 2";
  cell2.onmouseover=detour(cell2);
  r.appendChild(cell1);
  r.appendChild(cell2);
  var tbd=document.createElement("TBODY");
  tbd.appendChild(r);
  tbl.appendChild(tbd);
  document.body.appendChild(tbl);
}

</script>
</head>
<body>
<input type="button" onClick="makeTable()">
<br>
<br>
</body>
</html>

See explanation here:
http://ncyoung.com/archive.php?startDate=2005-7-1&endDate=2005-8-1  ("closures for event handlers with parameters")

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