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How to let the tooltip display over input box near-by

When I used the tooltip box to display tip message on a label or an image
next to an input box or several input boxes nearby, the part of the
tip will be covered by the area of the input box. (provided the tip
box is big, and there is no enough blank space to post the tip). Does
anyone know how to avoid and which attribute can make the tip on top
of all objects on the page? The tip box message is built in the
javascript section of the page. I have several tips for various
labels, so that user move around and display the tip. I was testing
this on IE 4+ and found out. Usually the tip is small and no problem.
If anyone can help. Really appreciated.

C Chang
Jul 23 '05 #1
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On 29 Sep 2004 19:02:04 -0700, C Chang <ch**************@raytheon.com>
declared in comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
When I used the tooltip box to display tip message on a label or an image
next to an input box or several input boxes nearby, the part of the
tip will be covered by the area of the input box.


This is because form elements are part of the OS, not your page, or even
the browser (in most cases). As such, they always display above any
other elements on the page. To my knowledge, there is no way around it.

--
Mark Parnell
http://www.clarkecomputers.com.au
Jul 23 '05 #2
Thanks. Mark. Since I am just a casual user of HTML code, I am not
quite familair with those detail. However, as I test it carefully, I
notice somthing. It seems the tooltip only block out by the SELECT
drop down box. (The display looks like the tooltip is between input
boxes layer and SELECT box layer). IS there any special thing about
the SELECT object in OS environment?

C Chang
Mark Parnell <we*******@clarkecomputers.com.au> wrote in message news:<32***************************@40tude.net>...
On 29 Sep 2004 19:02:04 -0700, C Chang <ch**************@raytheon.com>
declared in comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html:
When I used the tooltip box to display tip message on a label or an image
next to an input box or several input boxes nearby, the part of the
tip will be covered by the area of the input box.


This is because form elements are part of the OS, not your page, or even
the browser (in most cases). As such, they always display above any
other elements on the page. To my knowledge, there is no way around it.

Jul 23 '05 #3

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