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What is a tooltip? Move your mouse over white highlighted text and find out.
Here is a standard default example set by using the title attribute from a span element
Here is a formated tooltipA Tooltip is any additional text that appears in a small box when you move the mouse over some special text. This is usually done by default for elements which use the title or alt attribute. This example uses a dummy hypertext link. which uses Cascading Style Sheets with a dummy anchor tag instead of the title or alt attribute.
Here is a formated tooltip of a picture of some old geezers which uses Cascading Style Sheets with a real link to the full sized picture without using a title or alt attribute.
The above two examples may be used instead of using the alt or title attribute of an element. They are also links to other web pages.