View Full Version : HVMenu sub-menus not appearing

03-07-2007, 03:50 PM
1) Script Title: HVMenu

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/hvmenu/index.htm

3) Describe problem:
Here is the web site I have created: www.fireworksbyseguin.com

The website uses frames, 3 in fact: one for navigation, one for content, and one for general links. My problem occurs after I have clicked any part of the navigation bar once. It works fine the first time through, however, I cannot see the sub-menus afterward.

I have seen posts regarding this before, where a line of code is added to the body of each page to be loaded into the content frame.

<head>your header html</head>
<body onload="javascript:{if(parent.frames[0]&&parent.frames['MyFrameOne'].Go)parent.frames['MyFrameOne'].Go()}">
your html
(Where MyFrameOne is the name of the navigation frame.)

This worked right until I ran into a resolution problem, where my menu appeared somewhere else on the line I wanted to use. I've followed the advice of one post where I can use the built in function that use DIV tags.

originally from - HVmenu config.htm (Explanation of exmplmenu_var.js file):

Text string- Enables relative positioning of the menu.
1- In the HTML-file where the menu shows you need a named div:
<div id='MenuPos' style='position:relative'></div>
2- Set TargetLoc to 'MenuPos'
3 - Set MenuCentered to 'left', MenuVerticalCentered to 'top' and StartTop and StartLeft to 0
4 - StartTop, StartLeft and the Menu center variables can still be used to get an offset from the <div>.

Remarks: the different ways browsers interpret the pageX and pageY offset makes this feature difficult. I got the best results by putting the div inside a table, give the div the same dimensions as the first level menu, put an transparent image inside the div with again the same dimensions as the first level menu
<div id='MenuPos' style='position:relative; width:102; height:102;'><img src='transparent.gif' width='102' height='102'></div>

Here is my frame where I use this function:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<title>Eng Title &amp; Nav Frame</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<body bgcolor="#000000">
Your browser does not support script

<div align="left">
<table width="968" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<td width="216" rowspan="3" valign="top"><p align="center"><a href="English/english.htm" target="Main Display"><img src="images_root/fbslogo8.png" width="215" height="195" border="0" align="top"></a><font color="#3366CC">
Click logo for Home Page</font></p></td>
<td width="752" height="21" align="center" valign="top"> <h1><font color="#3366CC" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">
<script type='text/javascript' src='daystoCanDay.js'></script>
<td height="152">&nbsp;</td>
<td height="41" valign="top"><div id='MenuPos' style='position:relative'>
<script type='text/javascript' src='FBSmenu_var.js'></script>
<script type='text/javascript' src='menu_com.js'></script>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//HV Menu- by Ger Versluis (http://www.burmees.nl/)
//Submitted to Dynamic Drive (http://www.dynamicdrive.com)
//Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com for this script and more
function Go(){return}

I have tried with and without the transparent JPG suggested in posts and in the original file which explains how things work. The result is the same. I have seen some people chastized in different forums for posting the same sort of question, however, have not seen this exact post yet. I want to bring it up here before going to see the author.

Please help if you can.

03-08-2007, 01:08 PM
OK, I think I have an answer.

I was on the authors website and found something that may look inocuous: there is an order in which the three script calls must be made. Take a look at the coding for my frameset where the javascript calls are made. In my coding the first call is made to FBSmenu_var.js, then to menu_com.js, and lastly to function Go(){return}. The Go(){return} call should be made first followed by the other two. Presto...the submenu items appear as they should.

Maybe this solves it for others having similar problems.

Have a go at it, I hope it works for you.

06-27-2008, 09:07 PM
I am having a similar problem with my entire HV Menu not working, but only in Firefox 3. It works fine with other browsers. What happened. The site is at http://ajpa08.jelijo.com