Originally Posted by maria_megha
have a scenario where I show a drop-down-with-few-items in a JSP page, to the user.
The length of few options in the drop down is greater than that of the drop down's, hence our requirement is to show the hovered (not selected) option as tooltip for user's convenience. I cannot use the title attribute option as its not compatible with my web browser
Why not just make the select drop-down wider?
And, if you're having problems with things not working, you are probably using MSIE.
Fortunately, there is a nice, clean and simple fix for MSIE not supporting hover... check here:
It's one little file you stick in your CSS and bingo! Hover works in MSIE.