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Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
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Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:02

Menus open VERY slow when <select> contains many <o

Poster: Northrup
Dated: Wednesday October 22 2003 - 0:26:31 BST


We just downloaded this menu because we heard it gets around the infamous z-order <select> problem. (Great product by the way – we are going to buy)

However, one of our test pages resulted in a VERY slow menu response time (3-5 seconds to open up each sub menu). We tracked it down to a particular select box that contained a few thousand records. Once I remove that select box, the menu runs much quicker. The form has many other select boxes on it, but the more options a select contains, the slower the menu gets. I’m sure that has to do with the way you are resolving the z-order issue, but what can I do to speed this up?


If you would like to see a sample page, I can create one - however, if you just take any working page and add a select with a few thousand random options items, it has the same effect.

Thank you VERY much!

Poster: John
Dated: Wednesday October 22 2003 - 4:58:07 BST

Exactly what menu version, browser, and OS? We'd really need to see some kind of code to help you better.

BTW, a few thousand is a pretty hefty chunk :!: