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    Hi everyone,

    I have a label in which I show a string of 30 characters. If the string exceeds I break at 30 followed by ellipsis (...) and set the title attribute of that label with actual text.
    So if my text was say 100 characters then my label would show 30characters ... but on hover of which i can read 100 characters.
    Problem: There seems to be a limit for tool tip at certain point (around 400-500) due to which my purpose fails.

    Is there any way I can show any character long text on my label tool tip ? USA | UK | Germany | South Africa | Brazil | Netherlands | Lithuania |
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    You could create an additional element (or series of them, depending) using jQuery to show long information in a box.

    I'd give you an example of this, but the two sites that I'm doing this with are both under construction right now.
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    In all browsers ?

    Seems to me I remember several newspapers putting their entire article in the tooltip, if you hovered over the image... It would popup ... Actually quite irritating effect as well...

    Since tool tips in most browsers ( that I'm aware of ) only display for a few seconds (by default ), the description should be limited to what can be read in a few seconds..

    If You really want to present the visitor with a large amount of text when they hover... You'd probably want to do a custom hover ... People can turn off tool tips ( in most browsers ), so any info you're putting in them should not be "required"...

    What's your plan for mobile devices ? Since they can't hover ?

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    Have you looked into using jQuery modal boxes instead? In my opinion, they are more user-friendly, because they do put up a small tooltip type box, and then the user can choose to open or close them.
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