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Taken From The Forum: Help & Support for DHTML Menu Version 5+
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Important: Right to left web pages bug

Poster: AmrSalem
Dated: Tuesday June 7 2005 - 11:32:19 BST

Dear Sir.

when i tried to add milonic menu to a right to left web page it automically widen the page i tried many times with the code but it seems that there were a bug in the menu.. please check this url



Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday June 7 2005 - 15:20:52 BST

You're running a no-longer-supported beta version of the menu. Quite literally, you are more than 100 versions down-level.

Get the new code, now at v5.725, at Let us know what happens after that is in place. Be sure to check the readme files as much has changed, including installation and JS calls.

still no change

Poster: AmrSalem
Dated: Tuesday June 7 2005 - 20:43:52 BST

Dear sir.

i've tried your new version but i still got the same bug please check



Poster: John
Dated: Tuesday June 7 2005 - 21:03:12 BST

Amr -

OK, much better.

First, please don't call me Sir. Otherwise I won't talk to you! :D

Now, could you please explain a little better exactly where the menu is getting wider? It would also be better if you posted just your menu so we can concentrate on that, rather than all of our stuff.


Poster: AmrSalem
Dated: Tuesday June 7 2005 - 21:10:12 BST

well John :D

please take a look on the bottom of the explorer window u gonna find

a Horizontal scroll bar appears, i don't why??

this bug always happened when i try to change the webpage direction to (right to left )

Poster: Ruth
Dated: Wednesday June 8 2005 - 0:45:05 BST

The problem is in this
<html dir="rtl">

If you remove that and then set the main menu code as follows

with(milonic=new menuname("Main Menu")){

That will put the menu at the right of the screen and have the submenus open to the left side of their parent. If you want the menu to be moved in a little from the right margin, use left="offset=-10"; or whatever number you want. The -10 will move it 10px back to the left.


Poster: AmrSalem
Dated: Wednesday June 8 2005 - 14:43:37 BST

Dear Ruth,

i tried your code i found it very useful

but the problem still exist cause this web page gonna be in Arabic langauge so the web page itself should be from right to left

i need to find the scroll bar in the left

so i should use this code <html dir="rtl">

and this code is is not working with the menu

i hope we could find out how to combine them both


Amr Salem

Poster: John
Dated: Wednesday June 8 2005 - 19:25:47 BST

We're still working on it, Amr.

I noticed it does not fail in Firefox, which is why I asked you the question about what was failing (I don't use IE).

Poster: AmrSalem
Dated: Wednesday June 8 2005 - 22:01:48 BST

Dear John,

this problem seems to be with all the dhtml menus , i've tried other software in the market i found the same bug

i hope that milonic staff cn find a solution

u gonna have an advantage on the other companies



Poster: Ruth
Dated: Thursday June 9 2005 - 2:27:31 BST

I tried the following and it seemed to work. Of course, I don't have any Arabic Language Web Pages and even if I did, I wouldn't know if they were showing correctly since I don't speak or read Arabic. It's something you might be able to test.

Use the code I gave previously, removing the html dir="rtl" then after the body tag and around all the content [not the calls for the menu] place a containing div coded
<div dir="rtl"> page content goes here </div>

That seemed to move everthing to the right and not expand the page. It's not the perfect solution, but this might be a workaround while they solve the problem.


Poster: AmrSalem
Dated: Thursday June 9 2005 - 10:57:58 BST

nooo this isn't my problem to align the page content

i want the scroll bar to appear in the left of the web page

well please check this

that exactly what i wanna do


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Thursday June 9 2005 - 14:46:42 BST

Ok, well they are working on it, and maybe what I posted will help someone else. :)


Poster: AmrSalem
Dated: Thursday June 9 2005 - 19:18:13 BST

sure it well :)

may u help me find out another thing please

i need to combine two menus in the same page one vertical and the second Horizontal


Poster: Ruth
Dated: Thursday June 9 2005 - 21:18:52 BST


Yes, you can combine two menu, you can even have both menus in the same data file or you can make a different data file for each menu. But, let's say you have both menus in the same file for now. You would give each its own name, maybe mainH and mainV, you would set each to alwaysvisible=1; and you would put the top and left positions for each. When you load the page, you would have the mainH at whatever top/left position you set for it, and mainV at whatever top/left position you set for it.

If they were two totally different menus that used totally different submenus and you wanted them in their own menu data files, you could do that and then just have a call for each data file i.e.
<script type="text/javascript" src="mainH.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="mainV.js"></script>


Poster: AmrSalem
Dated: Thursday June 16 2005 - 22:06:21 BST


i got another problem here

i've tried many time to insert the menu in a table i couldn't i've read the instructions in the webpage

but i still couldn't make it. :oops: . please show me in more simple steps how to

or send me the complete code of the menu.js and the complete code of the html file