Knowledge Base support case for Likno Web Tooltips Builder, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.

Initial Email From:
Initial Email Subject: Tooltip doesn't show new Likno-Tooltip but standard tooltip
Support Case Month: November 2012

Hi Likno-Team,

within my investigations of a new functionality within our website, I created the content of a DIV via script and set this content via

document.getElementById(DIV-ID).innerHTML = cNewContent;

Within the generating function, there is a definition like:

<a id='cId' href= '#' onclick='MyFunction()' title='Title'>abc</a>

After generating that html, the tooltip is well displayed with Likno-Tooltip.

The function 'MyFunction' has to change the title of the actual link and is defined as:

document.getElementById(cId).title= cNewTitle;

After using that function, the old title is still displayed and additionally the new title is displayed as a standard tooltip.

How can I solve that issue.

Many thanks an best regards,


Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Juergen,

The problem is that after the tooltip is applied to your element, the “title” attribute is changed to “oldtitle” in order to avoid the standard browser tooltip from appearing. Hence all you need to do, is to change the “oldtitle” instead. I believe the following should do the trick:

document.getElementById(cId).oldtitle= cNewTitle;

Best Regards,
Likno Customer Support
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