“Hovering” text not working for Firefox

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  • #243211

    barkybree
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    On IE, you can hover over an image and see the title (or maybe it’s the caption, not sure which feature does that). With Firefox, however, that “hover text” doesn’t work.

    Not sure what the official Firefox policy is, but I like that one feature and it doesn’t work with FF.

    #243371

    deltafoxtrot
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    IE displays the text from the alt-attribute as a tool-tip. FF does so for the title attribute. If you want to have a tool-tip on FF, add the following attribute to the img tag in HTML view

    title="Desired tool tip text"

    so it looks like

    `<img alt=”Desired tool tip text” title=”Desired tool tip text” src=”img-source-path.jpg” />

    #243753

    barkybree
    Member

    Thanks, big help (seriously)!!

    #243754

    dlager
    Member

    Can hover text be added into a post as text?
    like the a mouse over on the wordpress blog- roll?

    #243755

    vivianpaige
    Member

    delta – is there a reason why the title info gets stripped out of the sidebar? I’ve tried several times to get it to work and it just keeps disappearing.

    Also – I notice that hovering over the titles in an RSS feed will sometimes show a single line of the content in FF (using version 2.0.0.15) while sometimes it shows nothing. Is this a function of the same alt versus title attribute or is that related to the version of the RSS feed? (I note that IE shows the content when hovering – and actually shows more content.)

    #243757

    dlager
    Member

    Vip, delta, barkybee or any one else.

    Can you give an example of these hover over’s in a blog?

    I am looking for something to replace the snap . com windows which I use as
    a glossary/ wiki referral.

    I am not sure if i understand what you are talking about here.

    #243758

    vivianpaige
    Member

    If you are using FF, hover over any of the RSS feeds in my sidebar. (Note that all of them are working now. Seems that the RSS widget grabs the <description> element instead of the <content:encoded> element.)

    Also – I’ve just discovered that the title info is getting stripped out of ANY of my images, whether I put it in manually or use the Title thingee in the image button.

    #243759

    deltafoxtrot
    Member

    Vivian: Sometimes the code sanitizing here isn’t so sane after all.

    #243760

    dlager
    Member

    Vivianpage when I mouse over your RSS in firefox 3.0, I get a description in some. a full post in one. and some that say %addthis with link addresses.

    #243761

    vivianpaige
    Member

    dlager – Interesting. I haven’t installed FF3 yet on all of my computers and the one that I had it on I had to reinstall the OS so I haven’t looked at the feeds again since the changes were made to a couple of them. Look at them in IE (I use the FF plugin to render IE) and you get a larger post for each.

    DFT – I know what you mean. Perhaps I need to send that to support. Seems that stripping the title makes no sense.

    #243762

    vivianpaige
    Member

    BTW – I think I figured out some of the title mystery. Seems that if the image is not linked, the title will be stripped out; i.e., if you simply use
    <img src="url of image">
    then the title attribute won’t work. However, this does work
    <a title="title" href="url of image"></a>
    Hope that helps somebody.

    #243763

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Oh, and it seems if you add that title attribute to any link, it works, so what dlager was asking earlier is possible.

    #243764

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Somebody fix that strong tag :( sorry. I just wanted to make the word “any” bold

    #243765

    dlager
    Member

    ok,thanks for the info vivianpaige. …and its ok i can take the harsh text :)

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