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    What is it called when...?

    Hi, I'm curious if someone can tell me what it's called when there is a link on a webpage that when you place your mouse over it, a window pops up. You don't have to click the link it just pops up when you hover your mouse and goes away when you move the mouse. Also, can someone give me a link to a page that has this?

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    Depends on what you mean by a window. Links can be given the title attribute to have text show up when you hover over the link. However, my guess is you are talking about using JavaScript for an onmouseover effect.

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    I mean just like another little browser window maybe. but without the url i guess.

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    It's a tooltip action which occurs on a mouseover because the title="" attribute was used. Using JavaSCript tooltips allows for more customizable tooltips. IE has ALWAYS gotten the popup wrong when only the alt="" attribute was used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaMavs View Post
    I mean just like another little browser window maybe. but without the url i guess.
    Which is likely the JavaScript like one.

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    Hi
    I think i know wht you are refering.. It is called "tool tip"

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    The "title=" tool tip is not restricted to anchors.

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