i use this to change the status bar display for links: <a href="page_name.html" onmouseover="self.status='new page name';return true" onmouseout="self.status='';return true">go to new page</a>

i thought i'd used it successfully with css before but for some reason it won't work with the css file i'm using now - i've got the a:hover set to change the background color along with text-decoration:overline and it would not work until i took out the onmouseover="self.status..../onmouseout="self.status=...

any suggestions??