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i am trying to populate list of friends numbers (1,2,3,4,6) as links and show their names (friend name 1, friend name 2 etc ) in a tooltip on mouseover. pl advice.

<html>
<head>
<script>
for (var i=0; i < 6; i++)	
					{
friends.innerHTML += "<a href='javascript:void();'>" + friends[i].name + "</a>";
					}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="friends></div>
</body>
</html>

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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 37756187
1) document.getElementById("friends").innerHTML
2) you need to do this onload
3) you need an object array

DEMO

<html>
<head>
<script>
var friends = [
{name:"Tom"},
{name:"Dick"},
{name:"Harry"}
];
window.onload=function() {
  var div = document.getElementById("friends");
  for (var i=0, n=friends.length; i < n; i++)	{
    div.innerHTML += '<a href="#" onclick="return false">' + friends[i].name + '</a>';
  }
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="friends"></div>
</body>
</html>

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by:sankhe_dipti
ID: 37756467
Try this attached code
Friends.txt
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 37756485
@sankhe_dipti
1) Why attach a file when you can post the code
2) you are not adding anything to the discussion:
You do not access the div correctly
You use javascript: prefix which is not necessary
You add complexity with visibility and show/hide
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by:jcbmtt
ID: 37761202
mp,

i am looking for tooltip to show corresponding names to the links. i am not able to see that in the code.

my question again :

i am trying to populate list of friends numbers (1,2,3,4,6) as links and show their names (friend name 1, friend name 2 etc ) in a tooltip on mouseover. pl advice.
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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 37761381
Put the name in the title of the link
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ID: 37761459
Like this

<html>
<head>
<script>
var friends = [
{name:"Tom",number:123131},
{name:"Dick",number:5564564356},
{name:"Harry",number:45356345}
];
window.onload=function() {
  var div = document.getElementById("friends");
  for (var i=0, n=friends.length; i < n; i++)	{
    div.innerHTML += '<a href="#" onclick="return false" title="'+friends[i].name+'">' + friends[i].number + '</a>';
  }
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div id="friends"></div>
</body>
</html>

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by:jcbmtt
ID: 37761491
exactly. thanks.
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