[thelist] helptext attribute?

Cymbala, Greg Greg.Cymbala at Den.Galileo.com
Thu Sep 19 16:13:01 CDT 2002

The title attribute is a standard and has been for a while.  See:


-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin [mailto:kalos at carolina.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 3:03 PM
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Subject: Re: [thelist] helptext attribute?

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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