HTML and CSS Reference
18.104.22.168. The event attributes
A number of event handlers are built into modern browsers. These
handlers watch for certain conditions and user actions, such as a click of
the mouse or when an image finishes loading into the browser window.
and functions when the event occurs.
number of mouse- and keyboard-related events. The value of the event
handler isenclosed in quotation marksone or a sequence of semicolon-
A popular, albeit simple, use of the onMouseOver event with a hyperlink
is to print an expanded description of the tag's destination in the
browser displays the frequently cryptic destination URL there whenever
the user passes the mouse pointer over an <a> tag's contents:
onMouseOver="status='A yummy recipe for kumquat soup.'; return true;">
<img src="pics/bowl.gif" border=0>