View Full Version : Cool DHTML Tooltip - external JS file possible?

11-30-2006, 02:42 PM
1) Script Title: Cool DHTML Tooltip

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex5/dhtmltooltip.htm

3) Describe problem: Not really a problem - I just wanted to ask if it might be possible for the main js functions to reside in an external javascript file, instead of having to go in the page that shows the tooltip. (I tried to do this, but it doesn't appear to work as things are.)

Many thanks.

11-30-2006, 11:11 PM
The only issue I see preventing the script from going into an external file is the line:

<div id="dhtmltooltip"></div>

Just delete that line, and have the script dynamically write it out, by adding this line to the start of the script:

<script type="text/javascript">

* Cool DHTML tooltip script- &#169; Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
* Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code

document.write('<div id="dhtmltooltip"></div>')

var offsetxpoint=-60 //Customize x offset of tooltip
var offsetypoint=20 //Customize y offset of tooltip

Then save the resulting script as an external .js file.

11-30-2006, 11:49 PM
hey - that seems to work perfectly - many thanks !

11-30-2006, 11:56 PM
whoops! spoke too soon - doesn't appear to work like that in IE6/WinXp.. :mad:

..or in FF/WinXP..

12-01-2006, 01:03 PM
Ok I'm lazy so I haven't actually tested the above out, but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work. Do you happen to have a link to the problem page?