How about some useful scripts to get you started? This section offers several scripts you can copy into your web pages.
Status Line Messages
message that appears in the status bar (the bar at the bottom that
shows URLs or says “Document: Done”). You can use this
bar to display a message or extra information when the user places
a standard anchor tag. You don’t even need to write a function
or use the
<script> tag. Browsers that
Here’s how you do it:
<A HREF="mozart.com" onMouseOver="window.status='A study of Mozart's operas'; return true;">Mozart</A>
This code displays the text “A study of Mozart’s
operas” when the user puts the cursor over the Mozart link.
This is accomplished using the
handler. When the user puts the cursor over the Mozart link, the
window.status variable, which controls the
contents of the status bar, is set to the string specified in single
true; bit is
just some magic required to keep the browser from doing its normal
job of writing the URL in the status bar. Without it, the user would
never see your status bar message, as it would immediately be
overwritten by the URL. To use this code on your site, just replace
the text between the single quotes (and the URL and content, of
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