<a href="http://mysite/mypage.html" onMouseOver="window.status='Click now for cool info!';return true" onMouseOut="window.status='';return true;">
Another way is to link to a page on your site which is a 100% frame round the content. If this is an affiliate link, check the rules on the affiliate program as not all allow it. This will stop them seeing the address bar in the browser
(Edited by EBookCompiler at 2:32 am on Feb. 28, 2001)
<a href="yoururl.htm" onMouseOver="MM_displayStatusMsg('say here what you want to be displayed in the status bar');return document.MM_returnValue">Link here </a>
This is how the html will read if you want to use a link to a site from a picture or text, and make it say something else in the status bar at the bottom of the page. You can also shut off the status bar in your E-Books completely, I do because it cleans up the page better and looks more professional. As the last post also says, frames is the only other way of hiding the page it is going to. Personaly, if an Internet site is linked to, I would be wanting to use the Internet site to expand the original intentions of the E-Book, not hide it, maybe even provide a link to the E-Book download on the page so if a person sends someone else by referal to it they can also be exposed to the E-Book. Cross linking is probably the number one thing that you can do on the net.
You might have some kind of advertising or referral or affiliate link on your web page. i.e. a link that you're getting paid for. Instead of letting the user see that it's a paid link, you could give the impression that it's just a normal link
You might be linking to some lesser known or long URL. Rather than having the status line dislay a long URL you want it to display a helpful message
I suppose you might just want to "trick" the user for some reason
I've also seen this recommended for affiliates who don't want their referrals "stolen" - people can remove the affiliate reference before they use the link, so the affiliate doesn't get credited with that referral.
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