Hyperlink Title in Outlook email body


J

Jon Lewis

When creating a hyperlink associated with an image in an html editor (e.g.
FrontPage) , you can specify a ToolTip (title in HTML) as well as the URL.
So viewing the htm file with say Internet Explorer you see the title as the
ToolTip when you hover over the hyperlink (e.g. "Go to our Website").

Using the same HTML code in an Outlook email body you see the actual URL as
the ToolTip (e.g. "http://www.ourwebsite.com") and the 'title' HTML seems
to be ignored.

Is there a workaround to this or is this just a limitation of Outlook.

TIA
 
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Brian Tillman

When creating a hyperlink associated with an image in an html editor
(e.g. FrontPage) , you can specify a ToolTip (title in HTML) as well
as the URL. So viewing the htm file with say Internet Explorer you
see the title as the ToolTip when you hover over the hyperlink (e.g.
"Go to our Website").
Using the same HTML code in an Outlook email body you see the actual
URL as the ToolTip (e.g. "http://www.ourwebsite.com") and the
'title' HTML seems to be ignored.

Is there a workaround to this or is this just a limitation of Outlook.
This is a security feature to help you avoid phishing expeditions. I don't
think Outlook pays any attention to the ALT tag.
 
J

Jon Lewis

Hi Brian

It's the 'title' attribute I was referring to but I guess you're right -
Outlook just ignores it

Thanks
 
B

Brian Tillman

It's the 'title' attribute I was referring to but I guess you're
right - Outlook just ignores it
In HTML, the little "tooltip" of an IMG URL is whatever value is in the ALT
tag, when I write HTML.
 
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J

Jon Lewis

That's true but I'm talking about an image being used as a hyperlink to a
web site, not the URL of the image itself.

The "tooltip" of the hyperlink is the TITLE attribute. This does display in
an Outlook message but only if there is no HREF. i.e. Outlook won't display
anything other than the actual URL that the hyperlink points to (not to be
confused with the image SRC URL) presumably for security as you said.

Thanks
 

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