View Full Version : Highlight Current on Bullet List Accordion Menu

07-08-2010, 11:29 PM
1) Script Title: Bullet List Accordion Menu

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

3) Describe problem:
I use the one with nested levels on a php page (oscommerce store),
but I can only get the headers to highlight and stay so when they are clicked on.
I would like to have the categoryitems to stay highlighted when choosen aswell.

Tryed different javascript sollutions for current links on this forum, but nothing worked with this script, anyone got any suggestions?

thank you :)

07-10-2010, 11:54 AM
anyone? :confused::)

07-10-2010, 03:06 PM
the categoryitems to stay highlighted when choosen aswell.

please explain

07-10-2010, 03:47 PM
please explain

Hi, I guess "highlight" is the wrong word it, I like the current choosed categoryitem to stay, well current. so you easy can see where you are.

right now, only the headers indicates that they are choosen/open, but not the acctuall categoryitems/submenus

hm hope it makes any sence? :)

07-11-2010, 01:44 PM
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">


<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordion.js">

* Accordion Content script- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* Visit http://www.dynamicDrive.com for hundreds of DHTML scripts
* This notice must stay intact for legal use


<script type="text/javascript">

headerclass: "expandable", //Shared CSS class name of headers group that are expandable
contentclass: "categoryitems", //Shared CSS class name of contents group
revealtype: "click", //Reveal content when user clicks or onmouseover the header? Valid value: "click", "clickgo", or "mouseover"
mouseoverdelay: 200, //if revealtype="mouseover", set delay in milliseconds before header expands onMouseover
collapseprev: true, //Collapse previous content (so only one open at any time)? true/false
defaultexpanded: [0], //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: ["", "openheader"], //Two CSS classes to be applied to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["class1", "class2"]
togglehtml: ["prefix", "", ""], //Additional HTML added to the header when it's collapsed and expanded, respectively ["position", "html1", "html2"] (see docs)
animatespeed: "fast", //speed of animation: integer in milliseconds (ie: 200), or keywords "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


<style type="text/css">

width: 180px; /*width of accordion menu*/

.arrowlistmenu .menuheader{ /*CSS class for menu headers in general (expanding or not!)*/
font: bold 14px Arial;
color: white;
background: black url(titlebar.png) repeat-x center left;
margin-bottom: 10px; /*bottom spacing between header and rest of content*/
text-transform: uppercase;
padding: 4px 0 4px 10px; /*header text is indented 10px*/
cursor: hand;
cursor: pointer;

.arrowlistmenu .openheader{ /*CSS class to apply to expandable header when it's expanded*/
background-image: url(titlebar-active.png);

.arrowlistmenu ul{ /*CSS for UL of each sub menu*/
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
margin-bottom: 8px; /*bottom spacing between each UL and rest of content*/

.arrowlistmenu ul li{
padding-bottom: 2px; /*bottom spacing between menu items*/

.arrowlistmenu ul li a{
color: #A70303;
background: url(arrowbullet.png) no-repeat center left; /*custom bullet list image*/
display: block;
padding: 2px 0;
padding-left: 19px; /*link text is indented 19px*/
text-decoration: none;
font-weight: bold;
border-bottom: 1px solid #dadada;
font-size: 90%;

.arrowlistmenu ul li a:visited{
color: #A70303;

.arrowlistmenu ul li a:hover{ /*hover state CSS*/
color: #A70303;
background-color: #F3F3F3;

.HighLight {
background-color: #FF0000;



<script type="text/javascript">

function LastLink(o){
var uls=zxcByClassName(this.nme,null,'UL');
for (var ary=[],clds,z0=0;z0<uls.length;z0++){
for (var z0a=0;z0a<clds.length;z0a++){
if (clds[z0a].nodeName.toUpperCase()=='LI'){
var lst=zxcReadCookie(this.nme);
for (var z1=0;z1<ary.length;z1++){
if (lst&&lst==z1){



var oop=this;
if (o.addEventListener) o.addEventListener(t,function(e){ return oop[f](p);}, false);
else if (o.attachEvent) o.attachEvent('on'+t,function(e){ return oop[f](p); });


function zxcByClassName(nme,el,tag){
if (typeof(el)=='string') el=document.getElementById(el);
for (var tag=tag||'*',reg=new RegExp('\\b'+nme+'\\b'),els=el.getElementsByTagName(tag),ary=[],z0=0; z0<els.length;z0++){
if(reg.test(els[z0].className)) ary.push(els[z0]);
return ary;

function zxcCreateCookie(nme,v,days){
document.cookie=nme+'='+v+';expires='+(new Date(new Date().getTime()+days*86400000).toGMTString())+';path=/';

function zxcReadCookie(nme){
var split = document.cookie.split(';');
for(var z0=0;z0<split.length;z0++){
var s=split[z0];
while (s.charAt(0)==' ') s=s.substring(1,s.length);
if (s.indexOf(nme)==0) return s.substring(nme.length,s.length);
return null;



<div class="arrowlistmenu">

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<h3 class="menuheader" style="cursor: default">FeedBack</h3>
Regular contents here. Header does not expand or contact.


<p>Assuming the current page is named "current.htm", the below links when navigated to expands a particular header on that page:</p>
- <a href="current.htm?expandable=0">Expand 1st header within "expandable" header group</a><br />
- <a href="current.htm?expandable=2">Expand 3rd header within "expandable" header group</a><br />

<p>Helpful links: </p>
- <a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordion_suppliment.htm">Adding arbitrary links hat expand/ collapse the contents</a><br />
- <a href="http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/ddaccordion_suppliment2.htm">Taking advantage of the oninit() and onopenclose() event handlers</a><br />

<script type="text/javascript">

L=new LastLink({



07-11-2010, 09:54 PM
Thank you, haven't got it to work with my oscommerce site yet, but since it's working on it's own, I'll figure something out, will look into the links aswell.

thank you so much for your time & effort!