Text provides a primary means for displaying information in the user interface. The WText class provides a simple way to add plain or markup text to the user interface.
The WText widget displays text using an HTML <span> or <div> element (depending on whether it is inline or not). It can display either XHTML formatted text or plain text.
The text contents is contained in a WString. This string class provides at the same time support for localization and internationalization:
In its most simple form, the WText widget displays plain text (escaping special characters as needed).
Of course, a WText widget may also display XHTML formatted text.
XHTML text that is not read from a localized strings interface (which is considered inherently safe), is protected against unwanted side effects from Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks. The text of an XHTML-formatted WText is filtered using an XML parser and all malicious tags are removed (unless this feature is explicitly by-passed by using the XHTMLUnsafeText text format).
If you want to display a text label associated with a form field then a WLabel is more suitable as it can be linked to the input field, relaying focus to it when clicked.
If you want to display an HTML fragment which contains widgets or other bound contents, then a WTemplate widget is probably what you are looking for.
The functionality of WText is very basic. As this widget derives - like many widgets - from WInteractWidget it may respond to to mouse events and also keyboard events if it can be given keyboard focus. A few mouse events are demonstrated below.
You may add a tooltip or deferred tooltip to WText