Milonic provide full featured pull down web menus for some of the worlds largest companies
click here to see what it can do for you

Download Milonic DHTML Menu
Buy Milonic DHTML Menu

Back To Start Of Archive
Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
Forum Topic: Click to view post
Last Updated: Saturday July 14 2012 - 06:07:22

subfolder woes

Poster: designgirl
Dated: Friday June 25 2004 - 21:13:40 BST

I have spent the last 3 days reading postings so that I wouldn't have to ask a question that has already been answered. I have tried all the solutions I have read about, but I still have a problem navigating to htm pages in subfolders.

I am using version 5.26. The main website page is

I was using an older Milonic frames version, but am redesigning the site to the non-frames version.

The structure of the new site looks like this:
1_activities (htm folder)
1_news (htm folder)
1_academics (htm folder)
3_menus (folder)
milonic menus are here
4_menus (folder)
more milonic menus are here (this is explained below)
Etc., you get the idea

The index page is at the root level. The only pages with the Milonic nav bar embedded so far are the index page (which uses menus in the 3_menus folder) and the activities pages which use menus in the 4_menus folder).

You might wonder why I've chosen this route, but after 3 days of reading web postings, I thought it would solve the following problem:

From the index page, I can get to any one of the activities pages, but once I have done that, I can't go to any of the other activities pages. I have solved this problem in the past by make all paths absolute and having only one menudata file, but that means it's tough to move a site, burn it to a CD, etc.

I thought be having the syntac for links to pages be
1_activities/band.htm in one set of files and
../1_activities band.htm in the other set of files
would solve the problem. But ALAS, it is not so. I'm ready to give up. PLEASE help!

Poster: Maz
Dated: Friday June 25 2004 - 23:15:55 BST

I'm not sure if I understand because I use a template with the link once.

So from the root the script goes like

Pages go where ever they are like

no matter where you are you should still have the same path from the root just remember to use a slash only from root and don't use quotes in aI( ) menu item paths.


Poster: designgirl
Dated: Saturday June 26 2004 - 1:37:27 BST

I have completely recreated the mensudata files, figuring that I just must have blown it somewhere. Better to start from scratch than spend any more time fixing. I've got everything working now, but am still using the dual menu system I described in the original posting. I've had so many problems, I'm afraid of changing anything.

To see the site as it stands now, you can go to

Poster: John
Dated: Saturday June 26 2004 - 3:51:19 BST

You need to make your paths server-relative. In your case, the call would be...
<script language="Javascript" src="/3_menus/milonic_src.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Note the addition of the / before 3_menus. The same would be added for the other calls, of course.

With the code the way it was the menu would only function on the index page, because you were telling it to look for 3_menus starting from the page I am on now. As you moved down within your structure the same thought was true - look for 3_menus starting from where I am now. But the relationship is no longer true - 3_menus is now "upstairs".

Server-relative says start at the server root for this site, in your case, regardless of where I am in the directory structure. So, the 3_menus directory is the only one you need for the entire site.

BTW, I find it interesting that you can spell 'Baccalaureate', but not 'Collge'. :D

Poster: designgirl
Dated: Sunday June 27 2004 - 16:09:06 BST

Allright, I'll bite the bullet and try the single-menu system one more time. I've recovered enough from my last attempt to give it a go. I'll do it next week and let you all know how it went.

About the collge. Yeah, yeah, you're not the only one who noticed. I'm just a lowly, fast-typing designer. I hope I can get someone else to proofread the darned site for me, but haven't had much luck in the past. Maybe showing them this error will get them to listen. ;)

Poster: Ruth
Dated: Sunday June 27 2004 - 19:22:01 BST

If you run into any problems, just drop by and give us a hollar, we are more than glad to help.


PS - Do you really think that the exalted who have editors to assign proof readers for their contributions to academia are going to actually proof read a website, a website? :lol: I could never get them to even proof read their memos :!: I truly wish you luck. :)

Poster: John
Dated: Sunday June 27 2004 - 22:29:53 BST

designgirl wrote:
About the collge. Yeah, yeah, you're not the only one who noticed. I'm just a lowly, fast-typing designer. ;)

So am I (but not fast typing!). That's why I had to pick on you. :D