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Hiermenus Go Forth, X - DHTML Lab | 4


Hiermenus Go Forth, X:
Version 4.0.3 - The Complete Script (Full-Window)

<SCRIPT> Tag Placement

Since our script now kicks in after page load, it can be placed anywhere in your page, the HEAD as well as the BODY. It is still recommended that it be placed at the end, however.

New Parameters

We will not be introducing any new features until all current features are solid. In Version 4.0.3, we have, however, introduced two new parameters that do not relate to features, per se, but improvements on what already exists.

Parameter Placement

The "GL_" prefixed global parameters have been moved to HM_Loader.js. These apply to all pages and override the parameters set in the HM_a_Parameters array, which should now be regarded as browser-specific parameters.


The most popular questions regarding the script are still those posted in Column 42. Please refer to them.

Outstanding Issues

There is one major outstanding issue which involves the correct evaluation of JS statements used in the declaration of parameters. The current algorithm seemed to foresee all the combinations I could think of. Your input has demonstrated that the combinations are infinite and a better algorithm is needed. This will be introduced in our next version. For now, please forward any JS statement evaluation problems to me using the link on the first page of this column, and use hard-coded or alternate methods of parameter value declaration.

If you don't know what the above refers to, it means you are not having problems, which is a good thing.

On the next page, the fixes included in Version 4.0.3.

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