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From Clay Leeds <>
Subject Using CSS to display/hide subnav links (was Re: slightly different navigation)
Date Fri, 19 Nov 2004 16:15:00 GMT
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On Nov 19, 2004, at 4:42 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> Clay Leeds wrote:
>> On Nov 18, 2004, at 3:50 PM, THOMAS BENOIT wrote:
>>> De: Ross Gardler <>
>>>> Would it suit you if there was no collapsing menu at all?
>> It would suit my needs for some sites (particularly where I have 
>> fewer pages). It wouldn't be good for the FOP web site, but for web 
>> sites which have smaller documentation needs it would be great!
>>> I need a 2 or 3 level menu. So the collapsing menu suits well, 
>>> excepts
>>> for the problem described above.
>>> Too bad the tree menu is controlled by a javascript script.
>>> Has someone made some modifications to the basic skins so that we are
>>> not restricted by a simple javascript collapsing menu (I think some
>>> modification to the XSLT files should do the trick). The idea is not 
>>> to
>>> have to click twice to display the intro text of a category.
>>> Thank you for your help,
>>> Thomas
>> I would be prefer it be done in CSS, if possible (i.e., without 
>> javascript).
> Patches from either of you would be great :-) (can this be done with 
> Javascript, I'd love to see that solution)
> Ross

I seem to remember something that would show/hide via click, but 
perhaps it was :hover. By hovering over the 'heading', one could 
certainly show a nested sub-div (similar to a DHTML menu)... Would that 
be 'interesting' for anyone?

Taking a page out of Eric Meyer's 'book':

For example, take the Related Projects 'section' of the Forrest home 
page. I'm thinking along the lines of:

#menu_1.2 {
   display: none;

And then either do a pop-out menu to the right:
#menu_1.2Title:hover #menu_1.2 {
   display: block;
   left: 150px

...or do a pop-out menu in the current location:
#menu_1.2Title:hover #menu_1.2 {
   display: block;

We'd still need to come up with a solution to identifying (in the 
siteNav) when someone is on the page

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