Status line (Definition)

An area in the browser frame that status messages can be presented in.

When browsers open a new window, they will have a status line at the bottom (unless you choose to deactivate the status line).

This can have text messages presented to tell the user what is happening. One particularly popular usage is to present rollover text messages associated with links.

There are two property values on each window that control the content of this status line.

The defaultStatus property contains the text that is displayed when the mouse is not rolled over an active item.

The status property is set to a specific value by an onMouseOver event handler and resets when the mouse leaves.


See also:onMouseOut, onMouseOver, Window.defaultStatus, Window.status