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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 - 06:07:56

Menus in IE6

Poster: jdrobin
Dated: Wednesday January 26 2005 - 16:28:22 GMT

I have had a menu that has worked for over 2 years. When we upgraded to IE6 the menu only goes over two levels and wont go any further. Any help would be appreciated. You can view the site at The menu is on the left of the main page.

Poster: stephen702
Dated: Wednesday January 26 2005 - 17:47:17 GMT

I'm using I.E. 6.0 and the menu seems to be OK, with one exception.

See my screenshot at:

The only problem is that the last submenu you see on my screenshot won't go any farther: I can't access "Archive 2003". When I try, the submenus all collapse.

This last behavior does not occur in FireFox. The "Archive 2003" submenu does appear:

Poster: John
Dated: Wednesday January 26 2005 - 17:48:25 GMT

First problem is FrontPage. It can (and does) do all kinds of nasty things behind your back. Here, I think, is an example...
aI("text=Math¬ Science¬& Physical Education;url=;")

Note the goofy characters (CR symbols) after Math and also Science. I can get out to this menu (5th level), but it closes almost immediately. Check your code carefully for any more of this nonsense!

You also have some syntax problems...

Should be...

Note the removal of the multiple ; , and also the close. All aI statements should close in this fashion. There are numerous other incidents of multiple ;; . The only time you would use them is something like this...
aI("text= ;separatorsize=1;");

One to close the   , and one to close the text= statement.

Poster: jdrobin
Dated: Wednesday January 26 2005 - 18:49:54 GMT

Exactly stephen702,
That is my problem. Everyone on campus uses ie6 and it doesnt work with it. The 2003 archive isnt the only one that does this. Anything past that level wont work any more. I made the changes that john recommended to no avail. Like i said, it works on everything but ie6.

Poster: John
Dated: Wednesday January 26 2005 - 19:17:46 GMT

Stephen, that's interesting. Looking at your screen shot, the whole menu stops working at the 4th level (I misspoke when I said 5th level).

Does the 5th level menu work OK when you go to it with Firefox?

Poster: cipher-21
Dated: Wednesday January 26 2005 - 21:40:09 GMT

The only browser it does not work correctly in is IE 6 (with the current SP). It works fine in FireFox, it works fine in IE 5.5, it works fine in Opera but it does not work in IE 6.

Poster: Ruth
Dated: Wednesday January 26 2005 - 21:47:44 GMT

Hi jdrobin,

There are a number of things that may be causing the problem. I was taking a look at the viewsource on the page, and it shows that you have the menu in a div <div float:left> The menu reacts badly in a div in some browsers since it is made up of divs, spans etc. Given your layout you should be able to set it with a top=150 left=1 as you have them, or you can put in the screenposition="left"; in place of the left=1; If you want to offset 1px from the left and still use screenposition="left"; you can put in left="offset=1"; Then you move the calls back up right after the body tag with the copyright notice. This will eliminate submenu problems.

I notice you have effect= at the top of the file, there is now a menu property for that called overfilter, and you have alignment="left"; if you are trying to align the text left, the code is align="left";

overfilter="Fade(overlap=1.00, duration=1.5);Alpha(style=0, opacity=90);Shadow(color='#777777', direction=135, strength=5)";


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Wednesday January 26 2005 - 21:54:43 GMT

:oops: I forgot to give you the link to the Fitlers interactive Demo which lets you test different filters and get the code for them. FILTERS DEMO

And, the problems you mentioned also occur in IE5.5


Poster: kevin3442
Dated: Wednesday January 26 2005 - 22:32:23 GMT

Hi jdrobin,

I'll have to go with Ruth's assessment here. You have all of the menu source code (all of the .js file) loading inside of a <div> that is nested inside of another <div>. Along with that, the <div> where you're loading the .js files for the menu is inside of a table cell, and that table is itself nested inside of another table. So, you're loading the menu code inside of divs as well as tables.

As far as I can tell, the table connection is coincidental; there's no obvious reason why the code is inside of nested tables, so I'm guessing that it happened accidentally during the design of the page layout. It does seem that you're using the <div> containing the menu code to position the menu at the left. As Ruth pointed out, that's not necessary to position the menu; you can use the menu's own positioning capabilities to put it where you want it. So:

the code that loads the .js files into your page is:

<script type="text/javascript" src="milonic_src.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
  if(ns4)_d.write("<scr"+"ipt language=JavaScript src=mmenuns4.js><\/scr"+"ipt>");      
  else _d.write("<scr"+"ipt language=JavaScript src=mmenudom.js><\/scr"+"ipt>");
<script type="text/javascript" src="menu_data.js"></script>

Take that code out of the divs and tables and put it just after the <body> tag (you could delete the <div> that used to contain the menu code). Then, edit menu_data.js as Ruth suggested to position the main menu where you want it.

That should do the trick.


That Did it!

Poster: jdrobin
Dated: Thursday January 27 2005 - 14:23:28 GMT

Thanks that did the trick. I appreciate it.