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PRB: Internet Explorer Does Not Display Title Attribute Using the Select Tag

This article was previously published under Q221608
SYMPTOMS
Internet Explorer fails to display the Title attribute of the <SELECT> tag.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
MORE INFORMATION
If the <SELECT> tag is disabled in the HTML document, the contents of the Title attribute displays as a tooltip, as in the following example:
<select name="NAME" disabled title="This text will appear in a tooltip popup.">				

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

Here is an example of HTML that does not display the Title attribute:
<html><head><title></title></head><body><form>    <p><select name="NAME" size="1"    title="This text should appear in a tooltip popup, but does not.">        <option>Option1 </option>        <option>Option2 </option>        <option>Option3 </option>    </select> </p></form></body></html>				
Here is an example of HTML with the SELECT element disabled. The Title does display as a tooltip when the pointer hovers over it:
<html><head><title></title></head><body><form>    <p><select name="NAME" size="1"    disabled title="This text should appear in a tooltip popup.">        <option>Option1 </option>        <option>Option2 </option>        <option>Option3 </option>    </select> </p></form></body></html>
NOTE: The Title attribute is not in the HTML 4.0 specifications. It is an Internet Explorer-specific attribute.
Properties

Article ID: 221608 - Last Review: 02/12/2007 20:54:34 - Revision: 3.2

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • kbprb KB221608
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