Template:Tooltip

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Purpose[edit]

This template allows a Tooltip to be associated with a particular word or phrase, that is when the mouse (or other pointing device) is over the target word or phrase, another word or phrase pops up in a box.

Usage[edit]

:({{Tooltip|J. F. R.|James Ford Rhodes}})

Gives...

(J. F. R.)

And

Many of these portraits bore inscriptions, the most famous of which was Turgot's line, “{{Tooltip|Eripuit fulmen coelo sceptrumque tyrannis.|He snatched the lightning from the skies and the scepter from the tyrants.}}”

Gives...

Many of these portraits bore inscriptions, the most famous of which was Turgot's line, “Eripuit fulmen coelo sceptrumque tyrannis.

Parameters[edit]

Named parameters are available

  • first parameter $1, is named parameter target, ie. target = J. F. R.
  • second parameter $2, is named parameter texttip, ie. texttip = James Ford Rhodes
{{Tooltip|target = J. F. R.|texttip = James Ford Rhodes}}
J. F. R.

Applications[edit]

In Wikisource, this can be used to provide translations of foreign phrases in source material. These translations will be clearly differentiated from the source material itself since they pop up in a box. Another use would be to provide the author's full name when the source only provides initials, as in many 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica articles.

Notes[edit]

  • This template is being used as the underlying template for formatting other templates, so if changes are made, especially to parameters, please check their functionality. Linked templates
  • The texttip parameter is embedded as the value for a title HTML attribute, and as such needs to be surrounded by quotes, per the XHTML requirements. Apostrophes have been added to get the tip popup effect.