Here's the truth about the pop-up menus....
They will add at least 35K of code overhead to the first page, as well as a
large dynamic write to each page containing the menus.
You should also know that they link to your files using doent relative
links that are hardcoded in your javacript - not only are these links
invisible to the DW link management routines (i.e., when you move a page in
the site, you break the link), but worse, they are also invisible to the
search engine spiders, and accessability (508) requirements. You can solve
first of these link problems by converting your links to ROOT RELATIVE
but you still have no link management capability through DW should you later
rename or move any linked file. The only way to solve the second problem is
make sure that your pages have alternate, HTML-based navigation links on
I am not fond of these menus (as you have no doubt guessed) and feel that it
is important to know what you are getting into before you may devote much
time to them.
There are some excellent alternatives to these pop-ups that have none of
these problems. Here are two methods that are very simple -
Here is a method that is more 'hands on' but very slick and equally trouble
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"Bill Jaynes" <bjaynesmontanaport.net> wrote in message
> I am just starting to make popup menus with FW4. Is it the case that> popped menu will only appear relative to the "container" whether frame,
> layer or table?
> "Cheers" \\ | //
> (o o)
> Bill Jaynes
> Swan River Software
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