autohelp

Sometimes it's important to tell the user what's expected of him. Especially when filling out a complicated form. This plugin uses the title attribute to display help in a separate DOM element.

Example

foo bar

Focus on one of the form elements above.

Source code

/* jQuery autohelp Copyright Dylan Verheul <dylan@dyve.net>
 * Licensed like jQuery, see http://docs.jquery.com/License
 */

$.fn.autohelp = function(t, o) {
	t = $(t); o = o || {};
	var h;
	this.focus(function() { h = t.html(); (o.hide ? t.show() : t).html(this.title); })
	    .blur(function() { (o.hide ? t.hide() : t).html(h); });
	return this;
}

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