[ic] Using menu builder for breadcrumb trail nav

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Wed Jul 28 14:23:42 EDT 2004

Quoting Paul Jordan (paul at gishnetwork.com):
> Mike Heins [mike at perusion.com] wrote:
> > Quoting David Radovanovic (david.radovanovic at verizon.net):
> >> Prerequisites:
> >>
> >> Interchange 5.00 running on FreeBSD 4.7 using MYSQL and Perl 5.8.2.
> >>
> >> After an exhaustive search in the user groups/mail/demos I haven't
> >> found an adequate solution to creating a simple "Breadcrumb"
> >> navigation bar using IT tags. I tried creating a tree menu based on
> >> the contents of two tables that lies horizontally, though I only
> >> want to show where the visitor is presently at within the site
> >> structure and NOT the entire site menu. Is there a simple way to
> >> accomplish this using Interchange's myriad of tags? BTW, can someone
> >> please explain the "sel' Selector variables: "left" and "top".
> >
> > There is a [breadcrumbs] tag included in the latest CVS version of
> > IC, which is used in the new "standard" demo.
> >
> > Check out demo.icdevgroup.org to watch it in action.
> I was interested in seeing how it worked. Does it have desired behavior?
> 1.I go to home i get:
>  Welcome
> 2.I click on Hardware Category I get:
>  Welcome > Hardware
> 3.Expand Hardware and go to Nails I get:
>   Welcome > Hardware > Nails
> 4.Now, if I click on Hardware, either in the breadcrumb or the menu, I get:
>   Welcome > Nails > Hardware
> I would think that clicking on Hardware in #3 above, that "Nails" would simply
> disappear.
> I want my money back! 8-). My curiosity was peaked by this new feature so I
> just tried it out on the demo. I just wanted to post my initial findings.

It does this intentionally -- the idea is that if you go to a category
you should see a hierarchical presentation.

Not also that if you go to a flypage, it gets reset.

If you want it to be different, change the tag. That is why we
are open source.... 8-) 

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
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