View Full Version : Accordian plus and minus acting very strangely

07-11-2008, 01:51 AM
1) Script Title: Glossy Accordian menu

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordionmenu-glossy.htm

3) Describe problem: I have successfully got the menu working and everything is fine in FF. however IE6 and IE7 are behaving very stranegly.

I have modified the code very slightly to enable me to have a third tier of menu (sub submenu if you will). When you click the subsubmenu it opens and displays as I want. However the plus and minus icon on the subsubmenu starts moving randomly all over the place with each subsequent click of the mouse.

Any ideas?

/* --- SUBMENU2 STARTS --- */
.submenu ul li .subsubmenuheader{ /*CSS for Sub sub Menu HEADER*/
display: block;
font: normal 12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
color: white;
text-decoration: none;
text-align: right;
padding: 2px 7px 0 0;
background-color: #728e30;
cursor: hand;
border-bottom: 1px solid #333;
.statusicon2{ /*CSS for icon image that gets dynamically added to headers*/
position: relative;
margin:0 0 0 2px;
border: none;
.submenu .submenu2{ /*DIV that contains each sub menu*/
background: #999;

.submenu .submenu2 ul{ /*UL of each sub menu*/
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;

.submenu .submenu2 ul li{border-bottom: 1px solid #666;}

.submenu .submenu2 ul li a{display: block;}

.submenu .submenu2 ul li a:hover{
background: #333;
color: red;

JAVASCRIPT IN PAGE:ddaccordion.init({
headerclass: "subsubmenuheader", //Shared CSS class name of headers group
contentclass: "submenu2", //Shared CSS class name of contents group
revealtype: "click", //Reveal content when user clicks or onmouseover the header? Valid value: "click" or "mouseover
collapseprev: true, //Collapse previous content (so only one open at any time)? true/false
defaultexpanded: [], //index of content(s) open by default [index1, index2, etc] [] denotes no content
onemustopen: false, //Specify whether at least one header should be open always (so never all headers closed)
animatedefault: false, //Should contents open by default be animated into view?
persiststate: true, //persist state of opened contents within browser session?
toggleclass: ["", ""], //Two CSS classes to be applied to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["class1", "class2"]
togglehtml: ["suffix", "<img src='plus2.gif' class='statusicon2' />", "<img src='minus2.gif' class='statusicon2' />"], //Additional HTML added to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["position", "html1", "html2"] (see docs)
animatespeed: "normal", //speed of animation: "fast", "normal", or "slow"
oninit:function(headers, expandedindices){ //custom code to run when headers have initalized
//do nothing
onopenclose:function(header, index, state, isuseractivated){ //custom code to run whenever a header is opened or closed
//do nothing

<div class="glossymenu">
<a class="menuitem" href="index.shtml">HOME<p class="menu-tag">START HERE</p></a>
<a class="menuitem submenuheader" href="#" >ABOUT US<p class="menu-tag">COMPANY PROFILE</p></a>

<div class="submenu">
<li><a href="about.shtml">WHO ARE WE?</a></li>
<li><a href="annual.shtml">ANNUAL REPORT</a></li>
<div class="submenu">

<li><div href="#" class="subsubmenuheader">INFORMATION FOR VENDORS</div>
<ul class="submenu2">
<li><a href="info.shtml">HOW WE DO BUSINESS</a></li>
<li><a href="policy.shtml">NATIONAL POLICIES</a></li>
<li><a href="procurement.shtml">PROCUREMENT</a></li>
<li><a href="invoicing.shtml">INVOICING</a></li>
<li><a href="payments.shtml">PAYMENTS</a></li>
<li><a href="terms.shtml">TERMS OF TRADE</a></li>
<li><a href="downloads.shtml">FORMS &amp; GUIDELINES</a></li>

<li><div href="#" class="subsubmenuheader">WORKING WITH YOU</div>
<ul class="submenu2">
<li><a href="policy.shtml">PRODUCT RANGING</a></li>
<li><a href="procurement.shtml">BUSINESS REVIEWS</a></li>
<li><a href="invoicing.shtml">INCENTIVES</a></li>
<li><a href="payments.shtml">KPI'S</a></li>
<li><a href="trade.shtml">OVER STOCKS</a></li>
<li><a href="forms.shtml">DISCOUNTINUED PRODUCTS</a></li>
<li><a href="faqs.shtml">FAQs</a></li>
<a class="menuitem" href="contact.shtml">GET IN TOUCH<p class="menu-tag">CONTACT US</p></a>

07-11-2008, 05:48 AM
This sounds like a CSS issue actually, since the arrows are absolutely positioned using CSS- the script merely changes the arrow image's src property, nothing more.

It'll be a lot easier seeing a live example of the problem- Please post a link to the page on your site that contains the problematic script so we can check it out.