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Thread began 9/03/2010 4:01 am by rob75685 | Last modified 9/03/2010 5:41 pm by neilo | 710 views | 6 replies |

rob75685

home page active links

hi there

I have my site set up and working great with CSSMW 205

The only problem I have is that when you first visit the site 4 of the menu headings are coloured active:

www.sportingequals.org.uk/

I've attached my treexml.xml file as I think there must be something wrong here...

thanks for your help

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the problem is that the links for those for menu items is set to to an internal anchor:

<li class="parent"><a href="#">news</a>

when you visit the page at:
www.sportingequals.org.uk/



the blank anchor:
<a href="#">

actually matches.

However if you visit:
index.php


the blank anchor will not match.


Either always use index.php to access the page, or give those menu items a page to link to.

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rob75685

hi Jason

Thanks for your reply

Those particular menu items don't have links... I tried removing the # but still had the same results..

How do I remove the links from them but still keep the drop down function?

thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you cant really, your best bet would be to give them bogus links, then use javascript to disable them;

<a href="bogus.htm" onclick="return:false;">news</a>

However, this does not work in all browsers.

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rob75685

ok - what I've done is just added the top level link to each one

is there a way for the home page link to be activated when the link is just www.domain.com

without the index.php ?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no, the highlighting works by matching the page name in the link to the page name in the address in the address bar.

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neilo

One (probably not ideal) way to get round this might be to have a file in your root directory called index.html with no content other than to have a META redirect in the <head></head> area with a refresh delay of 0.

  <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0;URL=index.php" />
</head>

<body>
</body>
</html>  

This assumes that .html is higher than .php in the default files hierarchy on your server - (it usually is).

Might be worth a try. You could also - while you're at it - add all the Meta Description and Keywords into the head of the html document too.

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