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Hi there,

I try here since long time now to get my jquery tooltip working with a old school image map but i cant select somehow the correct area.

I tried several selectors like name,class, etc. but it just never works.

I just would like to get the jquery tooltip working with the correct area of a image map. can somebody tell me how to create the correct selector for this?

I posted a demo code with an example on how i tried. (which does not work)

If i use a[rel=tooltip] instead of area[rel=tooltip] it works perfect with all A HREF but i need in this case that it works with the AREA.

thank you in advance,
Oliver

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Simple JQuery Tooltips</title>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {

	//Select all anchor tag with rel set to tooltip
	$("area[rel=tooltip]").mouseover(function(e) {
		
		//Grab the title attribute's value and assign it to a variable
		var tip = $(this).attr('title');	
		
		//Remove the title attribute's to avoid the native tooltip from the browser
		$(this).attr('title','');
		
		//Append the tooltip template and its value
		$(this).append('<div id="tooltip"><div class="tipHeader"></div><div class="tipBody">' + tip + '</div><div class="tipFooter"></div></div>');		
				
		//Show the tooltip with faceIn effect
		$('#tooltip').fadeIn('500');
		$('#tooltip').fadeTo('10',0.9);
		
	}).mousemove(function(e) {
	
		//Keep changing the X and Y axis for the tooltip, thus, the tooltip move along with the mouse
		$('#tooltip').css('top', e.pageY + 10 );
		$('#tooltip').css('left', e.pageX + 20 );
		
	}).mouseout(function() {
	
		//Put back the title attribute's value
		$(this).attr('title',$('.tipBody').html());
	
		//Remove the appended tooltip template
		$(this).children('div#tooltip').remove();
		
	});

});

</script>

<style>
body {font-family:arial;font-size:12px;text-align:center;}
div#paragraph {width:300px;margin:0 auto;text-align:left}
a {color:#aaa;text-decoration:none;cursor:pointer;cursor:hand}
a:hover {color:#000;text-decoration:none;}
.clear {clear:both}


/* Tooltip */

#tooltip {
	position:absolute;
	z-index:9999;
	color:#fff;
	font-size:10px;
	width:180px;
	
}

#tooltip .tipHeader {
	height:8px;
	background:url(images/tipHeader.gif) no-repeat;
}


#tooltip .tipBody {
	background-color:#000;
	padding:5px 5px 5px 15px;
}

#tooltip .tipFooter {
	height:8px;
	background:url(images/tipFooter.gif) no-repeat;
}

</style>

</head>

<body>
<img src="images/queness.gif" width="150" height="38" border="0" usemap="#Map" />
<map name="Map" id="Map">
  <area rel="tooltip" title="A paragraph typically consists of a unify" shape="rect" coords="7,6,34,26" href="#" />
</map>
</body>
</html>

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Pawel Witkowski earned 2000 total points
ID: 33723652
Try this.

The problem u got is quite simple. You wanted to create and append a tooltip element into an area element - that does not allow a DIV there. Simply moving div to document body and displaying / hiding on mouseover/out solves your problem. Cheers!

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Simple JQuery Tooltips</title>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {

	//Append the tooltip template and its value to document.body!	
	$(document.body).append('<div id="tooltip"><div class="tipHeader"></div><div class="tipBody" id="tipBody"></div><div class="tipFooter"></div></div>');
	$('#tooltip').fadeOut(0);
	
	//Select all anchor tag with rel set to tooltip
	$("area[rel=tooltip]").mouseover(function(e) {
		//Grab the title attribute's value and assign it to a variable
		var tip = $(this).attr('title');	
		
		//Remove the title attribute's to avoid the native tooltip from the browser
		$(this).attr('title','');
		
		$("#tipBody").html(tip);
		
		//Show the tooltip with faceIn effect
		$('#tooltip').fadeIn('500');
		$('#tooltip').fadeTo('10',0.9);
		
	}).mousemove(function(e) {
	
		//Keep changing the X and Y axis for the tooltip, thus, the tooltip move along with the mouse
		$('#tooltip').css('top', e.pageY + 10 );
		$('#tooltip').css('left', e.pageX + 20 );
		
	}).mouseout(function() {
	
		//Put back the title attribute's value
		$(this).attr('title',$('.tipBody').html());
	
		//Remove the appended tooltip template
		//$(this).children('div#tooltip').remove();
		$('#tooltip').fadeOut('500');
		
	});

});

</script>

<style>
body {font-family:arial;font-size:12px;text-align:center;}
div#paragraph {width:300px;margin:0 auto;text-align:left}
a {color:#aaa;text-decoration:none;cursor:pointer;cursor:hand}
a:hover {color:#000;text-decoration:none;}
.clear {clear:both}


/* Tooltip */

#tooltip {
	position:absolute;
	z-index:9999;
	color:#fff;
	font-size:10px;
	width:180px;
	
}

#tooltip .tipHeader {
	height:8px;
	background:url(images/tipHeader.gif) no-repeat;
}


#tooltip .tipBody {
	background-color:#000;
	padding:5px 5px 5px 15px;
}

#tooltip .tipFooter {
	height:8px;
	background:url(images/tipFooter.gif) no-repeat;
}

</style>

</head>

<body>
<img src="http://www.depressionfighters.com/images/150X38.gif" width="150" height="38" border="0" usemap="#Map" />
<map name="Map" id="Map">
  <area rel="tooltip" title="A paragraph typically consists of a unify" shape="rect" coords="7,6,34,26" href="#" />
</map>
</body>
</html>

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by:Oliver2000
ID: 33724655
Excellent! This did the job 100%. I even thought on something like this before but i was not be able to solve this alone. Thank you so much for your help, i was getting already crazy here.
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