HTML Goodies: Script Tip: Week 3
Hello, again, Tippers...
Let's spend a little more time looking at how this basic image flip actually works its magic. Here's the code again:
<IMG SRC="menu1off.gif" BORDER=0 NAME="pic1"></a>
If you're far enough along in your HTML knowledge, you have already noticed that the image flip is put together in the form of a hypertext link.
onMouseOver tells the browser to do something when the mouse is passed over the item. onMouseOut, as if you didn't already know, does something when the mouse leaves the area, no SCRIPT commands needed. These Event Handlers just sit right inside the "A HREF=" command and work from there.
You'll notice in the code that the Event Handler is pointed at the hierarchy statement that we talked about in last week's Script Tip. That statement is telling the browser where to find the image. Remember that?
So, you may be asking, how do two Event Handlers and two hierarchy statements sitting inside the "A HREF=" command affect the image command to post the new images when the mouse passes over? That's a solid question, indeed!
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