How can I make the status line at the bottom of the browser
show a message when the mouse passes over a link?
You may have noticed that on some pages when you have
your mouse over a link, that a message appears on the bottom
status line. Normally the URL or address of the link is
displayed, but it is easy to change this browser feature.
Take a moment to pass your mouse over the graphic links at
the top of the page, then pass them over the two links in
the example below. Be sure to watch your status line while you
If all went well, you should have seen a message displayed for
the two links below that describe where you are going, as
opposed to their URLs.
<a href="/index.shtml" onmouseover=
"window.status=' Return to the HOME Page';return true"
<a href="/html.shtml" onmouseover=
"window.status=' Return to the HTML TRICKS Page';return true"
IMPORTANT: Be sure that the entire line containing
window.status is on one line. It is okay to wrap around,
but if you break the line in between quotes you will get a java