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Display Status Bar Message in IE Using Status and DefaultStatus

Display Status Bar Message in IE Using Status and DefaultStatus

Browsers Targeted: Internet Explorer 3+

You can display a message in the status bar of Internet Explorer using the window.status object. This message is highly transient and should be used primarily for short help and status messages. This message is also used by HTML anchor tags and similar fields by the browser itself. A similar property window.defaultStatus sets the status property for those instances where a status message isn’t otherwise defined. If you set the status message to the blank string, it will attempt to use the defaultStatus string in its place.

 
 
Roll over this text to see the effects of various status messages.
Roll over this text to see the effects of various status messages.
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