Attaching a behavior to text

Attaching a behavior to text

You can’t attach a behavior to plain text. Tags like p and span don’t generate events in browsers, so there’s no way to trigger an action from those tags.

However, you can attach a behavior to a link. Therefore, to attach a behavior to text, the easiest approach is to add a null link (that doesn’t point to anything) to the text, then attach the behavior to the link. Note that if you do this, your text will appear as a link. You can change the link color and remove the underlining if you really don’t want it to look like a link, but site visitors may then be unaware that there’s a reason to click that text.

To attach a behavior to the selected text:

  1. In the Property inspector, enter javascript:; in the Link text box. Be sure to include both the colon and the semicolon.
  2. With the text still selected, open the Behaviors panel (Window > Behaviors).
  3. Select an action from the Actions pop-up menu, enter parameters for the action, and select an event to trigger the action. For detailed information, see Applying a behavior.

To change the appearance of linked text to make it look like it isn’t a link:

  1. Open the Document window’s Code view by selecting View > Code.
  2. Find the link.
  3. In the link’s a href tag, insert this attribute: style="text-decoration:none; color:black".

    This attribute setting disables underlining and sets the color of the text to black. (Of course, if the surrounding text is a different color, use that color instead of black.)

    Note that this attribute is an inline CSS style. An inline style applied to a single link overrides other CSS styles that apply to that link, but has no effect outside of that link. To change the appearance of linked text everywhere on a page or across your entire site, use CSS styles to create a new style for links. For detailed information, see Inserting and Formatting Text.



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