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From: "B.G. Wiehle" <>
Subject: Re: Text box that opens with cursor over word or picture
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 18:30:27 -0400
This topic was addressed in a Dec 2003 thread "[FreeHelp] Alt Attribute".
To summarize, there are 3 ways to generate "tool tips" (small pop-up
enabled). (TITLE attribute is not the same as TITLE element (tag)).
Browsers have long supported ALT but only the 'newer' browsers also support
TITLE. Rendering these texts still varies between browsers. ALT is required
"alternative text" for images and areamaps but TITLE can (potentially) be
used to display "tool-tips" for almost any element on a page.
Early this year, I supplemented ALT text where appropriate with TITLE
attributes for page elements.
For more on my findings of what these attributes do, browser support and
recommendations of which attribute to use, also see
In FrontPage 2000, to add ALT text:
Select an image (right click), go to Picture Properties. Middle of General
tab has "Alternative representations". Whatever is input into the "Text"
field is the alt text (check in HTML view).
Supposedly, new versions of FrontPage will also generate TITLE attributes.
Since I haven't upgraded, I input TITLE attributes manually.
Hope this helps,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Blake M. Stough" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 5:30 PM
Subject: Text box that opens with cursor over word or picture
Can anyone tell me how to create a text box that opens when the mouse
cursor is placed over a specific word or photo. I see that on sites at
times, and think it is really slick.
I am using FrontPage 2000.
Blake M. Stough
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