[ic] Hacking the Admin UI: tab highlights?

Stefan Hornburg racke at linuxia.de
Mon Jun 25 11:08:15 EDT 2007

Jeff Boes wrote:
> I need information on how the Admin UI sets up the tab highlighting in
> the various levels of menu structure. For instance, in a particular
> third-level menu page, when the user clicks a link they will be taken to
> another non-sibling third-level menu, and I want to set up the
> highlights for the superior menu tabs to make it look just as though the
> user had navigated down into that non-sibling menu rather than "jumped
> across".
> I think the top-level one is controlled by a scratch variable,
> "ui_class". But I haven't been able to tease out the details for the
> second- and third-level settings.

The highlighting is based upon the indicator field of the menu file and 
that can contain custom code like
`$CGI->{institute} eq 'RSC' && $CGI->{location} eq '^Frankfurt'`.


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