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Menu Current Page Wrong on Initial Site Load

Thread began 5/07/2012 10:49 am by KevinK303762 | Last modified 5/07/2012 2:21 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1347 views | 5 replies |


Menu Current Page Wrong on Initial Site Load


I have created a horizontal menu with CSS Menu Writer 2.06 and everything is working great except for one issue. When the website is loaded for the first time, the wrong page in the menu is being displayed as the current page, when it should be the home page that is shown as current. The Order link that is being initially displayed as the current page is slightly different from the other links in that it is and external website that is called, not a local page. The site can be viewed at I have also provided the menu.asp file if needed.

Once one navigational click is performed everything functions as expected. Does anyone have any possible insight as to why the initial load of the website causes the menu to display the incorrect current page?

Thank You,

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I had the exact same problem with a site I just finished. I came across this solution from Jason in the following thread:


Insert the php code at the top of your index page.

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Oh, sorry... I just realized your site isn't written in PHP.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

It's the same issue as MikeyT had, if you visit the page with the page name in place:

the menu highlighting is working as it should.

I think you can use this code to fix the issue in ASP VBScript:

IF Request.ServerVariables("URL") = "/" Then
Response.Redirect ""
End IF
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Hi Jason,

Thanks for the quick response on this. I tried your suggestion and got the following runtime error:

Microsoft VBScript runtime
error '800a000d'
Type mismatch: '[string: "/index.asp"]'

I completely understand what you are trying to accomplish, but I am for some reason unable to put two and two together. It is most likely something ridiculously simple that I am overlooking.


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I would need to look at the code to troubleshoot.

I have created a support ticket so we can look into this issue further.

To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:

If anyone else is experiencing this same issue, please append to this thread.

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