Uncle Jim's Web Designs
Changing innerText on the fly

This script explains how to use innerText in DHTML to Change Text on the Fly. With Dynamic HTML and Internet Explorer 4 and 5 you can update the text on the page after the page is rendered. The trick is to use the ID attribute as a unique identifier for the tag. As the user rolls the cursor over the text, the onmouseover event replaces the text between the opening and closing tags. Here's a short example:

Short description

Here's the Code:
<p id="mytext" 
   onmouseout="mytext.innerText='Short description';"
   onmouseover="mytext.innerText='Longer description of the same item using DHTML for IE.';">
   Short description

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