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    Senior Member shoffman3572's Avatar
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    I'm creating a forum (for dancers) and want to show a brief description of the main posters comment in a div element near the mouse pointer as they hover over each forum title - that way, they can get a preview of the forum before deciding to click, and view the complete list of posts for that forum.

    I have this working the way i want in IE, Safari and Chrome - but in Firefox, I'm getting a 'Event is Not Defined' error..

    function getForumText(text)

    objPopUp = document.getElementById('popUpMessage');
    objPopUp.innerHTML="" + text + ""; = getPosition(event).y - 170 + "px"; = 'visible';
    so - the getForumText function is called by a onmouseover as the users mouse hovers over the forum title.

    getPosition(event) calls:

    function getPosition(e) {
    e = e || window.event;
    var cursor = {x:0, y:0};
    if (e.pageX || e.pageY) {
    cursor.x = e.pageX;
    cursor.y = e.pageY;
    else {
    var de = document.documentElement;
    var b = document.body;
    cursor.x = e.clientX +
    (de.scrollLeft || b.scrollLeft) - (de.clientLeft || 0);
    cursor.y = e.clientY +
    (de.scrollTop || b.scrollTop) - (de.clientTop || 0);
    return cursor;

    Any ideas why this isn't working in Firefox?


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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    Any reason you're not simply using the "title" attribute of the appropriate element to have a tooltip show up?

    If you don't care about IE6 (and even then there's a workaround) you can do this entirely in CSS too using the :hover pseudoclass.
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