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Re: Dynamic HTML line too long

by andreychek (Parson)
on Aug 23, 2002 at 19:42 UTC ( #192422=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Dynamic HTML line too long

Using HTML::Entities, as the above Annymous Monk mentioned, would be a good bet. However, if that doesn't work for you, you can break up long lines of text in JavaScript like so:

var textmsg = "This is a long line of text that just " + "seems to keep on going and going and " + "is just particularly large."; <a href='some.site.com/address' onmouseover='popup(textmsg)' onmouseout='hidepopup()'> nameoffile.p +df</a>
If the problem really is with the length of your line, breaking it up like so should fix that.

As a side note, are you sure you want to pop up a message whenever somebody puts their mouse over a link? Many might find that somewhat undesirable.. perhaps having the file description as text under the link, or even using image rollovers might work.

Browsers are beginning to offer functionality to block unrequested popup windows. I'm not sure whats considered "unrequested", but you may wish to test that out before your customers start complaining that they don't see any file descriptions :-)

Good luck!
-Eric

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Re: Re: Dynamic HTML line too long
by BUU (Prior) on Aug 23, 2002 at 20:17 UTC
    Good job jumping the gun. No where did he say he was going to 'open a new browser window on mouseover'. He merely had a function named 'popup'. Many advanced sites are using advanced technology known as "javascript" and "dhtml" to create dynamic tooltips that are actually controllable. You should look into these.



    (Of course, if he is popping up windows, he should probably be shot)
      Good job jumping the gun. No where did he say he was going to 'open a new browser window on mouseover'. He merely had a function named 'popup'. Many advanced sites are using advanced technology known as "javascript" and "dhtml" to create dynamic tooltips that are actually controllable. You should look into these.
      Good job being an ass. The way I see it, andreychek was just trying to be helpful. Helpfulness should never be discouraged, as it is the spirit of helpfulness, IMHO, that drives this site and the perl community at large. Even though there is no place where the original poster said that he was going to do a pop up on mouseover, nowhere did it say that he wasn't. Anwsering only the problem at hand is severely short sighted, especially when you know that there is something else broken.

      thor

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