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Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:48

My horizontal menu flashes then hangs on load

Poster: mpicton
Dated: Friday January 9 2004 - 20:38:08 GMT

When my site is loading the top horizontal menu appears first. Should the mouse curser be over a menu option, the menu will blink a few times and then become in-active. I just get the horizontal menu with no drop downs.
Everything works ok if the mouse is not over the menu when loading.

Anybody any ideas ?

Poster: John
Dated: Friday January 9 2004 - 20:58:22 GMT

A URL, as requested, would really help us.

Sorry, here is the url.

Poster: mpicton
Dated: Friday January 9 2004 - 21:27:48 GMT ... n?openform

If you load the page first, position your mouse over a menu item and then hit F5 to refresh you should see the problem.

Many thanks

Poster: Andy
Dated: Friday January 9 2004 - 21:32:40 GMT

You've got the menu embedded inside a form, that will cause all sorts of problems.

If you move it up within your HTML (out of the FORM, just after BODY) it should then work OK.


Poster: John
Dated: Friday January 9 2004 - 21:33:27 GMT

Under OS X 10.3.2/Safari I am not seeing the problem you describe at all. However, what I do see is very sluggish operation of your menu. I suspect it's because of the 2 scrollers you have going on the page. As a test (for your problem as well), try taking both of them out and see what happens.

Poster: Maz
Dated: Friday January 9 2004 - 21:58:29 GMT

What browser are you using?


Poster: mpicton
Dated: Friday January 9 2004 - 22:09:10 GMT

I have tried moving the menu java to many locations including just out of the form and into the body. A good thought, but unfortunatlly it did not make any difference at all. Why if my site is sluggish would that make a difference to the menu ?


Poster: mpicton
Dated: Friday January 9 2004 - 22:20:32 GMT

My browser is Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.

Poster: mpicton
Dated: Friday January 9 2004 - 22:29:48 GMT

ok, i've tried taking both tickers off the page and moving the menu java, but still it won't work.

This is doin my head in.

I appriciate all your suggestions though.


Poster: Hergio
Dated: Saturday January 10 2004 - 5:34:11 GMT

Not sure if this would effect anyting you but you have TWO BODY tags in your page. You start a body tag, open a form tag, put the menu code in there and then you start another body tag. Clear that up and definitely remove the menu code completely from within the form tags for good as per Andy's suggestion. See if that does anything?

And on a side, why do you have a form in the page anyways? Besides a hidden field, I see no reason to have it. Nothing a href with a querystring couldnt handle. Just curious...hehe.

Poster: mpicton
Dated: Saturday January 10 2004 - 13:26:22 GMT

Ok, i have now removed the extra body tag,and placed the menu firmly in the 1 extisting tag. This still makes no difference.
BTW. I am using the Lotus Notes clients to create this page therefore have not as much control of script positioning as i would like so i have now been manually editing the html file with your suggestions.

Thanks for all your help guy's

Poster: John
Dated: Monday January 12 2004 - 2:47:21 GMT

Tried to take another look, but I can't get the page to open at all. It just won't load.