In the following code, I want a tool-tip to come up when the user hovers the span, how do I do that? I don't want to use any links.
<span> text </span>
Here's the simple, built-in way:
<span title="My tip">text</span>
That gives you plain text tooltips. If you want rich tooltips, with formatted HTML in them, you'll need to use a library to do that. Fortunately there are loads of those.