Eric Links

Eric does a linklog. In for a penny, in for a dollar. The one thing that bugs me about this type of link blog with the commentary in the title attribute is that Mozilla and family cuts off the title tooltip when you hover over the link. To see the entire message I either have to view source or right click and chose “Properties”, which also has a set length and I usually have to select the text and move my mouse to get it to “scroll.” Is there a better solution?

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Nope, and technically Mozilla has implemented to the spec. The spec doesn’t allow for line breaks in the title attribute either. The spec is stupid. πŸ™‚

For what it’s worth, I agree with you about relying on the title attribute, but that was the least icky of the solutions I considered (and yes, I thought about doing it the way). Soon I’ll have a linkblog page where the captions are inline, not title values. That just wasn’t a front-burner feature.

#www-meyerweb-com #sideblogs a[title]:hover:after{ content: ' [' attr(title) ']'; }
…in your userContent.css?

Ditto on that confirmation. Just noticed it (and am greatly annoyed, since I use TITLE tags as a glossary in my sidebar).

Fortunately, 93% of my viewers can still see it just fine … πŸ™