Wednesday, January 25, 2006

onmouseover HTML attribute

Google has released a study (Thanks Slashdot) of the top keywords/elements used in a billion web pages. The onmouseover attribute, to pick an example, is used quite frequently in table and img. And yet, most tools like Frontpage or Dreamweaver provide little support for these. you can drop such an element on the screen, and select the onmouseover attribute from a dropdown. But there is no way to write custom HTML to show up when this attribute is invoked, nor readymade libraries to provide interactive features for mouseovers, as far as I know.

HTML authoring tools need an upgrade.

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