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jQuery and JavaScript Phrasebook by Brad Dayley

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Setting the Text Displayed in the Browser Status Bar

window.status = "Requesting Data From Server . . .";

The browser has a status bar at the bottom. You can set the text that is displayed there to provide to the user additional information that does not belong on the page, such as the server name, current status of requests, and more. To set the text displayed in the browser status bar, set the window.status value equal to the string you want displayed.

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