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This is a simple demonstration of using custom CSS tooltips as a drop-in replacement for the browser-based title attribute. No time like the present—

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/* css/tooltip.css -- fancy tooltips */ span.tool { position: relative; /* this is key */ cursor: help; } span.tool span.tip { display: none; /* so is this */ } /* tooltip will display on :hover event */ span.tool:hover span.tip { display: block; z-index: 100; position: absolute; top: 1.6em; left: 0; width: auto; padding: 3px 7px 4px 6px; border: 1px solid #336; background-color: #f7f7ee; font: normal 0.9em/1.2em arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; color: #000; } #content span.tool::after { padding-left: 2px; /* eye candy */ content: url(/img/bubble.gif); } /* css/tooltip.css */

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