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    statustext

    Deprecated
    This feature has been removed from the Web. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.

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    statustext
    Type: string
    Used to set the text that appears on the status bar when the user moves the mouse over the element. Mozilla doesn't adjust the status bar automatically however. This attribute serves only as a place to keep the text. In Firefox, this text is automatically placed in the statusbar for menuitems on the menu bar.

    Example

    <!-- sets the status message when mouse is over buttons -->
    <button label="Connect" statustext="Connect to remote server" 
          onmouseover="setStatusMessage(this)" onmouseout="clearStatusMessage()"/>
    <button label="Ping" statustext="Ping the server" 
          onmouseover="setStatusMessage(this)" onmouseout="clearStatusMessage()"/>
    
    <statusbar>
      <statusbarpanel id="myStatusPanel" label="" flex="1"/>
      <spacer flex="1"/>
    </statusbar>
    
    <script>
    function setStatusMessage(obj){
      document.getElementById('myStatusPanel').label = obj.getAttribute('statustext');
    }
    function clearStatusMessage(obj){
      document.getElementById('myStatusPanel').label = '';
    }
    </script>
    

    See also

    statusbar and statusbarpanel

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