[ic] tree and drop-down menu woes

David Radovanovic MRADOVANOVIC1 at hvc.rr.com
Fri Jan 6 19:16:23 EST 2006

Interchange version      5.2.0 
Perl 5.8.7 

I'm trying to use the top menu (dhtml) that is used in demo IC 5.3 version
catalog in my IC 5.2 catalog. 

I've added the appropriate templates and menu files and it seems as though I
got it working: http://marbex-com.ssl1.biz/marbex.cgi/splash.html. Well at
least the javascript functions are working. 

I have several problems:

1. In the UI through the Menu editor, when I try to Publish the
catalog/top.txt it zeros the file out removing all the table's content
except for the fields. I'll replace (via table upload) the corrected tree
table and its products/tree.txt file and everything works again... until I
try to Publish that particular (catalog/top.txt) menu. All the other menus:
no problem publishing. The 5.2 and 5.3 tree.mysql files are identical and
when I upload the tree.txt table via the UI there are NO errors. Any thing I
might be missing? BTW, No errors on IC error.log either.

2. Can I link the javascript coding that loads on the top of the page
(source code) like: <script language="JavaScript"
src="./scripts/dropdownmenu.js" type="text/javascript"></script> without
breaking the mouseover effect? I think I'll take a hit with search engines
with all that code towards the top of my pages.

3. What other files, i.e. css files are needed to complete the drop-down
effect on IC 5.3 as intended? I didn't notice any variables other than what
was in the catalog.cfg.

Thanks for any help!

David Radovanovic
WhatsTheBigIdea.com, Inc.
100 Dock Street
Saugerties, NY 12477
(845) 247-0909


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