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ToolTip like text for a <SELECT> list

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I have a customer who has requested that I add "popup" text (a la ToolTips)
to a couple of pulldown lists in a DHTML form we have in our project. He
says - Just use the ALT tag. I went and double checked, and the ALT
property only shows up for the IMG tag. Can anyone help me with how to
implement this? What they want is some amplification to the list
selections.

TIA
Ron Lounsbury
Jul 19 '05 #1
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Not an ASP question.

I do know that for IE the "title" attribute works for most elements and
gives exactly what you're after.
"Ron Lounsbury" <rlounsbury AT Progeny DOT net> wrote in message
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I have a customer who has requested that I add "popup" text (a la ToolTips) to a couple of pulldown lists in a DHTML form we have in our project. He
says - Just use the ALT tag. I went and double checked, and the ALT
property only shows up for the IMG tag. Can anyone help me with how to
implement this? What they want is some amplification to the list
selections.

TIA
Ron Lounsbury

Jul 19 '05 #2

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Boris
Thank you. I'll take a look at that.

Ron Lounsbury
"Boris Nikolaevich" <bo***@nikolaevich.com> wrote in message
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Not an ASP question.

I do know that for IE the "title" attribute works for most elements and
gives exactly what you're after.
"Ron Lounsbury" <rlounsbury AT Progeny DOT net> wrote in message
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I have a customer who has requested that I add "popup" text (a la

ToolTips)
to a couple of pulldown lists in a DHTML form we have in our project. He says - Just use the ALT tag. I went and double checked, and the ALT
property only shows up for the IMG tag. Can anyone help me with how to
implement this? What they want is some amplification to the list
selections.

TIA
Ron Lounsbury


Jul 19 '05 #3

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"Ron Lounsbury" wrote:

I have a customer who has requested that I add "popup" text
(a la ToolTips) to a couple of pulldown lists in a DHTML
form we have in our project.
This is one suggestion:
http://overlib.com/
He says - Just use the ALT tag. I went and double checked,
and the ALT property only shows up for the IMG tag. Can
anyone help me with how to implement this?
As noted elsewhere, TITLE is the proper attribute for offering advisory
information about the element. Note, however, that there is no requirement
on the user agent that this be implemented as a popup (or tooltip) --
although most are implemented that way:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/gl...tml#adef-title
What they want is some amplification to the list selections.


What do you mean by "amplification"? Is this possibly a more fitting
solution for you?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/a...s/optgroup.asp

Here is a sample:
http://www.tantek.com/HTML4/OPTGROUP.html
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Jul 19 '05 #4

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Try using a layer with transparent image above it.
Use the ALT tag in the IMG tag of the transparent image.

Meindert

I have a customer who has requested that I add "popup" text (a la ToolTips) to a couple of pulldown lists in a DHTML form we have in our project. He
says - Just use the ALT tag. I went and double checked, and the ALT
property only shows up for the IMG tag. Can anyone help me with how to
implement this? What they want is some amplification to the list
selections.

TIA
Ron Lounsbury

Jul 19 '05 #5

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