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Hierarchical Menus Ver. 3 - Addendum V (v3.05)
an Explorer fix and a new feature

This column introduces a new version of the hierarchical menu script. All information is valid at the time of writing. New browser versions released after publication may not behave as outlined. The script is constantly under revision, with new features added, problems fixed and new browser versions addressed.
Read this column, and future columns, to learn how we built the menu script.
Use the most recent version of the script, always available in HierMenus Central.

This addendum addresses and fixes a problem with the Hierarchical Menus Version 3 script, when executed in Explorer 4, and adds a minor cross-browser feature.
You must be familiar with the script to appreciate the discussion.

Welcome to the fifth maintenance release of Hierarchical Menus, Version 3.

This release addresses two issues:

  1. The inability of the script to create more than nine (9) full menu trees in Explorer. This problem has existed in all versions, but was not noticed until now. We'll modify one statement to fix this. Many thanks to Tom Kelleher of Tom Kelleher Consulting for bringing this problem to my attention.

  2. The browser window status bar does not display the linked-to URL of a menu item. As many users expect this behavior, we'll add it to the script.

This is a maintenance version, so no major features or performance enhancements will be introduced. These have been reserved for version 4, coming soon.

For the impatient, a beta release of version 4 has been posted on HierMenus Central, our mini-site devoted exclusively to the menu script.

So let's first take a look at the Explorer problem.

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Created: Jan 26, 1999
Revised: Jan 26, 1999

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