[thelist] helptext attribute?

Benjamin kalos at carolina.rr.com
Thu Sep 19 16:03:08 CDT 2002

It is IE only and basically makes ALT text appear over an item (usually
form fields) when the mouse is hovered over it for more than a few seconds.
One of the few 'innovations' I can say I actually like from the Microsoft
camp and I for one would like to see it become a standard.

From: "James Aylard" <evolt at pixelwright.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Subject: Re: [thelist] helptext attribute?
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 13:30:15 -0700
Reply-To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
 > Maybe that is what he meant, but I don't think there is such an
 > attribute as helptext..
As Fernando said, no, there isn't. Another possibility, however, is that
this is an Internet Explorer-only "expando" property [1] -- essentially a
custom property for an element that can be applied through script or as a
custom HTML attribute. Obviously, this is a proprietary feature, and won't
validate. But if you are designing for an IE-only Intranet, sometimes they
can come in handy.

James Aylard

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