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Show an image pulled from database on MouseOver

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Hello all,

When someone Mouseovers an image, it should display the larger version of it. This is a database controlled environment so these images are all getting pulled from the database. Here is an example of what I need it to do: Goto www.istockphoto.com and do a search. I know that I need to use javascript for this but just dont know how to get to it. Also I am running my program in coldfusion.

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If you don't want a delay on loading the big image, you will have to PRELOAD it onto the page, and then swap each image into place using javascript, onMouseOver().  This can become a problem if there are a lot of images to preload, especially big ones, it will bog down loading of the page.

If you are pulling them out of a database, and you do NOT need a server language to get the images, then you can simply use an iframe on the page, and put that image into it, with target as the iframe name --

<A href="big-image123.jpg" target="iframe_name"> see big (or image here) </A>

If you do dynamically have to pull them out of the database, then you use ASP, PHP or CF to get the image name submitted to the server script, and return a page with the image -- a small popup window is the easiest way to do this.
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