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Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
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Last Updated: Thursday February 8 2018 - 06:02:23

Is this a bug ?


Poster: Googolplex
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 17:28:09 BST

I noticed something weird after moving to 5.0.

If I try to use the menu the instant after it is loaded/appears, the menu ceases to work. You have to be fast to see it, but it happens every time...

Don't know if it is me doing something wrong, or a bug of some sort ?

http://ladefoged-roenne.dk


Poster: John
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 18:05:38 BST

I have subs dropping off all except the 2 end menus (right and left outside). All remain in view and link properly. XP Pro/IE6.


Poster: Googolplex
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 18:17:47 BST

I use XP pro/IE6 as well.

You have to activate the menu the INSTANT it loads/appears for the 'bug' to happen.

You can't see it ?


Poster: John
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 18:20:34 BST

Doing it as fast as I can, but these old creaky fingers aren't as fast as they used to be. It's possible you are catching things before they are really finished loading. I'm not sure I'd call this a problem.


Poster: Andy
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 18:28:31 BST

Do us a favor?

Can you move the menu down into the <BODY> and let us know when you're done. I have a hunch.

Cheers
Andy.


Poster: Googolplex
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 18:36:38 BST

Done !

But it still happens...

If I recall correct, the exact same thing happened with 3.x (before you fixed it).

Note: Never placed it in <body> before, I am not sure I did it right.


Poster: Andy
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 18:46:28 BST

My hunch has gone away then, it wasn't what I thought.

However, when I pulled a copy of your site down and tried it on our dev server it worked fine.

I have known certain anti spam filters on web servers cause problems with JavaScript, could it be that? I do notice a slight delay before your site is delivered. I'm guessing it's a server problem, do you have another server you could try?

-- Andy


Poster: Googolplex
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 18:56:37 BST

No, unfortunately :(

I am using (PHP):

ob_start();

// Generating my site

ob_end_flush();

Could that have something to do with it ?


Poster: Andy
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 19:09:04 BST

Could be, can you remove it and see if it helps?

What is your reasoning behind using object buffering?

-- Andy


Poster: Googolplex
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 19:18:54 BST

Didn't help :(

I am buffering my output to avoid any header errors (generating output before headers).

Output buffering doesn't matter much I heard, so I use it on all my sites.


Poster: Googolplex
Dated: Thursday October 9 2003 - 22:33:36 BST

I tried to remove everything besides the <head> section and the problem is still there. So either, its the server or something else I cannot figure out :?


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Friday October 10 2003 - 6:23:25 BST

Locks up for me too, as you described. IE6/Win2k.

Kevin


Poster: John
Dated: Friday October 10 2003 - 6:41:27 BST

Finally did get it to hang just before I left work. Unfortunately no answers for you. XP Pro/IE6.


Poster: Hergio
Dated: Friday October 10 2003 - 14:42:42 BST

If you install a test page on your server of just a sample menu from the Milonic site, can you reproduce this error? Maybe trying a simple menu we all know works right might lead to some answers.


Poster: Googolplex
Dated: Friday October 10 2003 - 14:45:59 BST

Good idea, I'll try it later today!!


Poster: Andy
Dated: Friday October 10 2003 - 18:18:25 BST

FIXED IT!

It was a z-index problem, phew that took some doing.

RC16 should do the trick.

See http://www.milonic.com/tester/tester.htm

Cheers
Andy


Poster: Googolplex
Dated: Friday October 10 2003 - 18:26:08 BST

Yep, that was it, works perfect now :)

Thank god, I thought it was me doing something wrong :P

Thanks Andy :D

Ps. See, that's one (althought tiny) reason you should allow lowpaid, poor schoolteachers like me to download the menu for free/cheap, otherwise the error would still have lingered about in your glorious menu ;)

Anyway, thanks again :!:


Poster: Andy
Dated: Friday October 10 2003 - 18:32:44 BST

No worries :D

I'm more than happy to allow you to use the menu on your educational site. This is why I'm in such a dilemma with the hole licensing situation.

We positively encourage use of the menu for education. In fact if I heard anybody was using the menu as a teaching tool I'd be overjoyed and would consider it an honour 8)

We'll figure something out I'm sure.

Cheers
Andy