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3rd level menu display issues


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jbundy

5 January 2009 at 11:40am (Last edited: 5 January 2009 11:46am), Community Member, 8 Posts

I currently have 3 levels of menus but I'm having trouble getting them to display correctly. I have two problems.

First - I can get them to display, but all of the #3 menu items are displayed when I select a #2 menu item.

Second - When I select a #3 menu item the menu looses where it is and goes back to displaying only #1 menu items. It seems to have trouble tracking the parent of the #3 menu items.

The code I'm using in my Navigations.ss file lookes like this -

<ul id="Navigation">
   <% control Menu(1) %>
      <li>
         <a class="$LinkingMode" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle<span></span></a>
         <% if Children %>
            <% if LinkingMode = section %>
               <ul id="Sub-Menu">
                  <% control Children %>
                  <li class="$LinkingMode<% if FirstLast %> $FirstLast<% end_if %>">
                     <% if LinkingMode = current %>
                        <a class="items" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
                     <% else %>
                        <a class="item" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
                     <% end_if %>
                  </li>
                  <% end_control %>
               </ul>
            <% end_if %>
            <% if LinkingMode = current %>
               <ul id="Sub-Menu">
                  <% control Children %>
                  <li class="$LinkingMode<% if FirstLast %> $FirstLast<% end_if %>">
                     <% if LinkingMode = current %>
                        <a class="items" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
                     <% else %>
                        <a class="item" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
<% if Children %>
                        <ul id="Sub-Sub-Menu">
                           <% control Children %>
                              <li><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode">$MenuTitle</a></li>
                           <% end_control %>
                        </ul>
                     <% end_if %>
                     <% end_if %>
                  </li>
                  <% end_control %>
               </ul>
            <% end_if %>
         <% end_if %>
      </li>
   <% end_control %>
</ul>

You can see an example at http://d78800.u39.thenewpush.net/snowboards-2/

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Nivanka

5 January 2009 at 3:37pm Community Member, 395 Posts

try with the following

<ul id="Navigation">
<% control Menu(1) %>
<li>
<a class="$LinkingMode" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle<span></span></a>
<% if Children %>
<ul id="Sub-Menu">
<% control Children %>
<li class="$LinkingMode<% if FirstLast %> $FirstLast<% end_if %>">
<% if LinkingMode = current %>
<a class="items" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
<% else %>
<a class="item" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
         <% if Children %>
<ul id="Sub-Sub-Menu">
<% control Children %>
<li><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode">$MenuTitle</a></li>
<% end_control %>
</ul>
   <% end_if %>
<% end_if %>
</li>
<% end_control %>
</ul>
<% end_if %>
</li>
<% end_control %>
</ul>

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jbundy

6 January 2009 at 8:21am (Last edited: 6 January 2009 8:23am), Community Member, 8 Posts

Nivanka -

Thanks for the quick response and all of the help.

Your new code addresses my second problem, but not the first (I can get them to display, but all of the #3 menu items are displayed when I select a #2 menu item). In fact, it is now displaying all #2 menu items as well (which it did not before).

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jbundy

8 January 2009 at 6:32am Community Member, 8 Posts

I ended up figuring it out myself. Here is the code if anybody is interested...

<ul id="Navigation">
   <% control Menu(1) %>
      <li>
<a class="$LinkingMode" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle </a>
      <% if LinkingMode = link %>

<% else %>
<% if Children %>
         <ul id="Sub-Menu">
            <% control Children %>
               <li class="$LinkingMode<% if FirstLast %> $FirstLast<% end_if %>">
                  <% if LinkingMode = current %>
                     <a class="items" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
<% if Children %>
                        <ul id="Sub-Sub-Menu">
                           <% control Children %>
                              <li><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode">$MenuTitle</a></li>
                           <% end_control %>
                        </ul>
                     <% end_if %>
                  <% else %>
                     <a class="item" href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page">$MenuTitle</a>
               <% if LinkingMode = section %>
<% if Children %>
                        <ul id="Sub-Sub-Menu">
                           <% control Children %>
                              <li><a href="$Link" title="Go to the $Title.XML page" class="$LinkingMode">$MenuTitle</a></li>
                           <% end_control %>
                        </ul>
                     <% end_if %>
<% end_if %>
                  <% end_if %>
               </li>
            <% end_control %>
         </ul>
      <% end_if %>
<% end_if %>
      </li>
   <% end_control %>
</ul>

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TT

10 January 2009 at 11:24am (Last edited: 10 January 2009 11:26am), Community Member, 6 Posts

Another way is using CSS hiding the navigation items not active

The template code:
      <ul id="subNav">
         <% control Menu(2) %>
         <li class="$LinkingMode">
            <a href="$Link" title="$Title.XML" class="$LinkingMode"><span>$MenuTitle</span></a>
            <% if Children %>
            <ul>
               <% control Children %>
               <li class="$LinkingMode">
                  <a href="$Link" title="$Title.XML" class="$LinkingMode"><span>$MenuTitle</span></a>
                  <% if Children %>
                  <ul>
                     <% control Children %>
                     <li class="$LinkingMode">
                        <a href="$Link" title="$Title.XML" class="$LinkingMode"><span>$MenuTitle</span></a>
                     </li>
                     <% end_control %>
                  </ul>
                  <% end_if %>
               </li>
               <% end_control %>
            </ul>
            <% end_if %>
         </li>
         <% end_control %>
      </ul>

The css classes:
ul#subNav li ul {
   display: none;
}

ul#subNav li.current ul,ul#subNav li.section ul {
   display: block;
}

ul#subNav li ul li ul li {
   display: none;
}

ul#subNav li.section ul li.current ul li,ul#subNav li.section ul li.section ul li {
   display: block;
}

My page is not online yet so I'm not able to show you the result but it works :-)