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Status Bar Messages in JavaScript

By: aathishankaran in JavaScript Tutorials on 2007-03-29  

The status bar in a web browser is a small area at the bottom of the screen that displays messages or information about the current page being viewed. In JavaScript, you can display messages in the status bar using the window.status property.

Here's an example of how to display a message in the status bar when the user hovers over a link:

<a href="#" onmouseover="window.status='Click me!'; 
return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">Hover over me</a>

In this example, when the user hovers over the link, the onmouseover event is triggered and the message "Click me!" is displayed in the status bar. When the user moves the mouse away from the link, the onmouseout event is triggered and the status bar message is cleared.

Note that some modern browsers (such as Chrome) may ignore the window.status property for security reasons.

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