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Re: Hyperlinks in Status Bar?

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 13:47:42 -0000
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <bhdfjt$lv$1@sea.gmane.org>


"Damien Bezborodow" <drbezborodow@webpathways.com> wrote in message
news:002001c3619c$a7cb0b00$0700a8c0@DAMO...
> Hello,
>    Are Hyperlinks displayed in the status bar with SVG?
> For example, in (X)HTML if you hover over a link, the
> hyperlink (be it a mailto:, javascript: or URI) is
>subsequently displayed in the status bar so that
>you can see where you are going. SWF doesn't do
>this, and I find it a major annoyance and I hope that
>the case is different for SVG. If possible, I think it
>would be wise to make only URIs appear in the
>status bar and have javascript orientated hyperlinks
> hidden.

That's purely a user agent issue, and I agree it would be a useful feature,
I think you should address your requests to Corel/Adobe etc. who are
currently creating viewers.  The spec is right not to define a behaviour on
this.

Jim.
Received on Wednesday, 13 August 2003 09:48:49 GMT

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