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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 - 06:02:33

Status Field Display


Poster: bobwill
Dated: Sunday May 11 2003 - 14:55:41 BST

"Description Text", "URL", "Alternate URL", "Status", "Separator Bar" is the syntax of the way a menu item is displayed.

How come the text that is put in the "Status" field is only displayed on the browser status bar when the menu item is defined as a "show-menu". When the main menu item is a direct link to a URL then the URL is displayed on the status bar. This also goes for sub-menu items, the "URL" is displayed not the text placed in the "Status" field.

The following menu code does not display status on browser
,"Home","http://www.baseball.legion.org/",,"Back to the home page",2

The following menu code does display status on browser
,"World Series","show-menu=series",,"World Series",2

Am on doing something wrong??


Poster: John
Dated: Monday May 12 2003 - 15:37:47 BST

Should work just fine.

From one of my sites...

,"ASU Sites","show-menu=asusites",,"ASU Sites",1
,"SAI Home","/sai/",,"Student Affairs Intranet Home Page",1
(see http://westcgi.west.asu.edu/sai/).

Both of those display in the status bar.

What version of the menu are you running? 3.5.15 is current.


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Tuesday May 13 2003 - 0:35:11 BST

Hey Bob,

I agree with John... it should work. Then again, you obviously don't see what you should. The question is "why?" Can you give us a specific URL where you don't see the status text that you should see? We'll have to be able to replicate the problem to try to figure it out. I looked at your site, and I do see "Back to the home page" in my status bar when I mouse over your Home main menu item. Your submenu items that have status text also seem to function properly for me; the status bar text shows up. I'm using IE6 under Win2k. What're you using?

Kevin


Poster: bobwill
Dated: Tuesday May 13 2003 - 14:07:31 BST

OK, that's the problem. I am using Opera 6.05. I checked it out using IE 6.0 and it worked. I also checked it out using Opera 7.1 and in this version I only get the URL displayed not the "Status" text.

Guess it is the Opera browser.

Thanks. Opera must have a problem with output info to the status bar.


Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday May 13 2003 - 20:43:36 BST

Opera has a number of problems, many of which Andy has worked around. Try moving the JS calls up into the <head>, rather than in the <body>. Note, though, that this might do messy things to other browsers.

Seems to have something to do with wind direction... :roll:


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Tuesday May 13 2003 - 20:49:40 BST

....Opera must have a problem...

Agreed. ;)


Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday May 13 2003 - 20:52:06 BST

kevin3442 wrote:
....Opera must have a problem...

Agreed. ;)


Disagree - Opera has many problems :D