DHTML Lab: Cross-Browser Hierarchical Menus | 2 | WebReference

DHTML Lab: Cross-Browser Hierarchical Menus | 2


Cross-Browser Hierarchical Menus
popup site navigation for both DHTML browsers


Menu Animated GIF
Animated GIF demonstrating heirarchical menus for non-DHTML browsers.

This tutorial can be appreciated by users of any browser, any version. The in-line examples will work only in Netscape Navigator 4 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 for Windows.

The practical hierarchical menus that we developed last column for Navigator 4 have already appeared on many web sites. (one week interval)

This column, we will create a cross-browser script based on the concepts, methods and functions developed for Navigator 4. An understanding of these is necessary for following the present column, which will discuss menus that:

  • work in both Navigator 4 and Explorer 4
  • load conditionally in a single cross-browser backward-compatible page
  • are three levels deep, with the possibility of more
  • are completely author-modifiable through parameter variables
  • can appear anywhere on the page or in several places
  • are generated by an external file that can be used for many pages with different menus

In This Column

We will discuss:

For the first time, in our columns, we will learn to use:

First, let's introduce the topic with some cross-browser considerations in script development.

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Created: Feb. 27, 1998
Revised: Feb. 27, 1998

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