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Taken From The Forum: Archived Topics for the old Version 3.0 JavaScript Menu
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Last Updated: Thursday February 8 2018 - 06:02:40

php and MySQL from database...almost working!!!! help!


Poster: Talloula
Dated: Monday July 22 2002 - 8:01:49 BST

Hello,
I got the menu to work by reading URLs from a MySQL database and dynamically creating the menu.
for the top level menu (no submenus) it works great!

when i created the second level, the submenus are created properly, or so it seems, but it is not displaying them..

here is a copy/paste from the page's source after i preview in browser:

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</head>
<body>


<SCRIPT language=JavaScript type=text/javascript>
/*
 Milonic DHTML Website Navigation Menu - Version 3.4
 Written by Andy Woolley - Copyright 2002 (c) Milonic Solutions Limited. All Rights Reserved.
 Please visit http://www.milonic.co.uk/menu or e-mail menu3 __at__ milonic.com for more information.
 
 The Free use of this menu is only available to Non-Profit, Educational & Personal web sites.
 Commercial and Corporate licenses  are available for use on all other web sites & Intranets.
 All Copyright notices MUST remain in place at ALL times and, please keep us informed of your
 intentions to use the menu and send us your URL.
*/


//The following line is critical for menu operation, and MUST APPEAR ONLY ONCE. If you have more than one menu_array.js file rem out this line in subsequent files
menunum=0;menus=new Array();_d=document;function addmenu(){menunum++;menus[menunum]=menu;}function dumpmenus(){mt="<script language=javascript>";for(a=1;a<menus.length;a++){mt+=" menu"+a+"=menus["+a+"];"}mt+="<\/script>";_d.write(mt)}
//Please leave the above line intact. The above also needs to be enabled if it not already enabled unless this file is part of a multi pack.



////////////////////////////////////
// Editable properties START here //
////////////////////////////////////

// Special effect string for IE5.5 or above please visit http://www.milonic.co.uk/menu/filters_sample.php for more filters
if(navigator.appVersion.indexOf("MSIE 6.0")>0)
{
   effect = "Fade(duration=0.2);Alpha(style=0,opacity=88);Shadow(color='#777777', Direction=135, Strength=5)"
}
else
{
   effect = "Shadow(color='#777777', Direction=135, Strength=5)" // Stop IE5.5 bug when using more than one filter
}


timegap=500         // The time delay for menus to remain visible
followspeed=5      // Follow Scrolling speed
followrate=40      // Follow Scrolling Rate
suboffset_top=10;   // Sub menu offset Top position
suboffset_left=10;   // Sub menu offset Left position

style1=[         // style1 is an array of properties. You can have as many property arrays as you need. This means that menus can have their own style.
"navy",            // Mouse Off Font Color
"ccccff",         // Mouse Off Background Color
"ffebdc",         // Mouse On Font Color
"4b0082",         // Mouse On Background Color
"000000",         // Menu Border Color
12,               // Font Size in pixels
"normal",         // Font Style (italic or normal)
"bold",            // Font Weight (bold or normal)
"Verdana, Arial",   // Font Name
4,               // Menu Item Padding
"",      // Sub Menu Image (Leave this blank if not needed)
,               // 3D Border & Separator bar
"66ffff",         // 3D High Color
"000099",         // 3D Low Color
"Purple",         // Current Page Item Font Color (leave this blank to disable)
"pink",            // Current Page Item Background Color (leave this blank to disable)
"",      // Top Bar image (Leave this blank to disable)
"ffffff",         // Menu Header Font Color (Leave blank if headers are not needed)
"000099",         // Menu Header Background Color (Leave blank if headers are not needed)
"navy",         // Menu Item Separator Color
]

addmenu(menu=["mainmenu",210,20,,1,,style1,1,"left",,,0,,,,,,,,,,,".Home Page","",,"",1,"Games ->","show-menu=17",,"",1,".Forum","show-menu=17",,"",1,"Movies ->","show-menu=15",,"",1,".Family Pics","show-menu=15",,"",1,"My Pictures ->","show-menu=3",,"",1,".phpMovieLib Demo","show-menu=3",,"",1,".phpwsMaps Demo","show-menu=3",,"",1,".News","show-menu=3",,"",1,".Web Links","show-menu=3",,"",1,".Top 10 Stats","show-menu=3",,"",1,".Site Map","show-menu=3",,"",1,".Submit News","show-menu=3",,"",1,".Your Account","show-menu=3",,"",1,".Mp3 Music","show-menu=3",,"",1,".Download Files","show-menu=3",,"",1])

 addmenu(menu=["17",,,140,1,"",style1,,"",effect,,,,,,,,,,,,,"Hangman", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=1700&amp;page_id=16",,,1,"Asteroids", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=1701&amp;page_id=22",,,1,"Solitaire", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=1702&amp;page_id=18",,,1,"Rubik Cube", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=1703&amp;page_id=25",,,1,"PingPong", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=1704&amp;page_id=26",,,1,"Kill Kenny", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=1705&amp;page_id=27",,,1,"Space Shooter", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=1706&amp;page_id=28",,,1])

 addmenu(menu=["15",,,140,1,"",style1,,"",effect,,,,,,,,,,,,,"Add New", "mod.php?mod=phpmovielib&op=addnew",,,1,"Search", "mod.php?mod=phpmovielib&op=displaysearch",,,1,"View All", "mod.php?mod=phpmovielib",,,1])

 addmenu(menu=["3",,,140,1,"",style1,,"",effect,,,,,,,,,,,,,"Vail 2002", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=314&amp;page_id=19",,,1,"My new Z71", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=315&amp;page_id=20",,,1,"Vegas '01", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=306&amp;page_id=9",,,1,"MardiGras '01", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=310&amp;page_id=13",,,1,"NASA '01", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=311&amp;page_id=14",,,1,"Galveston '99", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=305&amp;page_id=8",,,1,"Friends '96", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=301&amp;page_id=5",,,1,"Picnic '95", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=302&amp;page_id=4",,,1,"Cedars '94", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=303&amp;page_id=6",,,1,"Scenery 1", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=304&amp;page_id=7",,,1,"Babypics 1", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=307&amp;page_id=10",,,1,"Babypics 2", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=308&amp;page_id=11",,,1,"Painting", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=309&amp;page_id=12",,,1,"Driving", "mod.php?mod=userpage&amp;menu=313&amp;page_id=17",,,1])

dumpmenus()
</SCRIPT>
<SCRIPT language=JavaScript type=text/javascript>
/*
 Milonic DHTML Website Navigation Menu - Version 3.4.12
 Written by Andy Woolley - Copyright 2002 (c) Milonic Solutions Limited. All Rights Reserved.
 Please visit http://www.milonic.co.uk/menu or e-mail menu3 __at__ milonic.com for more information.

 The Free use of this menu is only available to Non-Profit, Educational & Personal web sites.
 Commercial and Corporate licenses  are available for use on all other web sites & Intranets.
 All Copyright notices MUST remain in place at ALL times and, please keep us informed of your
 intentions to use the menu and send us your URL.
*/
Mtimer=setTimeout("rep_img()",99999);_d=document;smc=-1;MLoaded=0;ST=0;mspu=0;pu=0;
ns4=(_d.layers)?true:false
......etc...



the problem is, I see the main menu, but when i place the mouse over one of the items, the submenus are not appearing!
any suggestions are highly appreciated!


Poster: Andy
Dated: Monday July 22 2002 - 9:28:00 BST

You array file syntax is correct and the sub menus are appearing correctly. However, you are duplicating the calls for the sub-menus.

You've got 2 calls for menu17, 2 for 15 and 11 for menu3. If you actually create all the menus as you want them you will be able the see the menu work correctly.

Cheers
Andy


Poster: Talloula
Dated: Monday July 22 2002 - 9:42:01 BST

so having more than one entry call the same submenu will create a problem?

i knew that i had duplicates...and i need to fix the script (it's a recursive algorithm) but i first thought i'd look for more obvious problems, since logically, the duplicates would just display the same submenu...or so i assumed!

thanks
Talloula


Poster: Andy
Dated: Monday July 22 2002 - 9:59:43 BST

The menu does display the same menu but the highlight will not work correctly thus indicating a problem with the script.

Duplicating menus is usually undesired your script is working though.

Cheers
Andy.

echoing from php is tricky!!!


Poster: Talloula
Dated: Monday July 22 2002 - 10:35:37 BST

I realized that if I add or remove one line break, it changes everything!

echo "\n"; <---

so now i'm going to re-do the whole thing more carefully, because I wasn't paying much attention to the empty spaces and new line breaks, I am not familiar with javascript and i assumed the compiler ignores empty spaces! apparently it doesn't!

back to square one


Poster: Andy
Dated: Monday July 22 2002 - 14:02:56 BST

I have a MySQL data structure and a PHP Script to produce a menu from a Table.

Would you like to try and see if you can get it to work on your machine?

-- Andy


Poster: Talloula
Dated: Monday July 22 2002 - 14:05:57 BST

that would be awesome, please email it to me my address is talal at mi4.com
thanks in advance
Talal