Number: 2028
Title: Multiline in Tooltip
Submitter: Hong
Date: Tue Sep 7 15:20:12 2010
Subsys: Neato
Version: 2.26.3
System: *-*-
Severity: minor
Problem:
I would like to have two lines in a tooltip of a node. E.g. when I hover my mouse over a node named A, it will show the following tooltip:

-----------------
the first line
the second line
-----------------

But it doesn't work for using "n". Here is the code:


graph G {
A [tooltip="the first line n the second line"]
}

I have tried to replace n with 
, but it doesn't work. However, if i replace n with !, it successfully shows the ! character. Hence, I wonder if it is a bug for not allowing 
 or graphviz simply doesn't support multiline tooltip.

In addition, is there any way for me to have multiline in tooltip? Thanks.
Input:

graph G {
A [tooltip="the first line n the second line"]
}
Comments:
[erg] At last check, there is no standard way to specify multiline tooltips for all browsers. Some people have found embedding



works for some browsers. That is, set

tooltip="the first line
the second line"]
This works in Safari but not in Firefox.

There are also examples on the web showing how to achieve this using javascript.
Owner: *
Status: Request