The title attribute is a standard and has been for a while. See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/properties/title_1 .asp -----Original Message----- From: Benjamin [mailto:kalos at carolina.rr.com] Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 3:03 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org 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 Tom, > 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  -- 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. http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/properties/expando .asp James Aylard -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! The information in this electronic mail message is sender's business Confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee(s). Access to this Internet electronic mail message by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it is prohibited and may be unlawful. The sender believes that this E-mail and any attachments were free of any virus, worm, Trojan horse, and/or malicious code when sent. This message and its attachments could have been infected during transmission. By reading the message and opening any attachments, the recipient accepts full responsibility for taking protective and remedial action about viruses and other defects. Galileo International is not liable for any loss or damage arising in any way from this message or its attachments.