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One Pixel OFF!

Posted on 2005-03-23
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hello all.

The client is a pixel perfectionist.  And the navigation on this page...


...is one pixel off -- in INTERNET EXPLORER.  (Perfect in Firefox though.)


If you click on the drop down navigation you will see that it is one pixel too low. You can see a bit of the background below the white line.

I am assuming this is a javascript fix.

In my next comment I'll inclulde the relevant javascript.

Thanks all.  

Question by:Rowby Goren
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by:Rowby Goren
ID: 13616277
There is some code in the header which might be relevant. But below is the external stylesheet genrated by Fireworks. It is named fw_menu.js and you will see it referenced on the page.

 * fw_menu 24OCT2000 Version 4.0
 * John Ahlquist, October 2000
 * Copyright (c) 2000 Macromedia, Inc.
 * based on menu.js
 * by gary smith, July 1997
 * Copyright (c) 1997-1999 Netscape Communications Corp.
 * Netscape grants you a royalty free license to use or modify this
 * software provided that this copyright notice appears on all copies.
 * This software is provided "AS IS," without a warranty of any kind.
// The constructor function for the Menu class.  Parameters are as follows:
//      label      The label of the menu -- defaults to "menuLabel" + index
//       mw            Menu width in pixels
//       mh            Menu item height in pixels
//       fnt            Font family used in the menu -- defaults to "arial,helvetica,verdana,sans-serif"
//       fs            Font size used in the menu -- defaults to 12 point
//      fclr      Font color -- defaults to black
//  fhclr      Font highlight color -- defaults to white
//  bg            Menu item's background color -- defaults to light gray (#cccccc)
//      bgh            Menu's background hilight color -- defaults to blue (#000084)
function Menu(label, mw, mh, fnt, fs, fclr, fhclr, bg, bgh) {
      // Store the version in case we need it in future releases.  Currently unused
      this.version = "990702 [Menu; menu.js]";
      this.type = "Menu"; // yes, we're a menu
      this.menuWidth = mw;
      this.menuItemHeight = mh;
      this.fontSize = fs||12;
      this.fontWeight = "plain"; // if you want your menus to have something other "plain" font weight, change it here
      this.fontFamily = fnt||"arial,helvetica,verdana,sans-serif";
      this.fontColor = fclr||"#000000";
      this.fontColorHilite = fhclr||"#ffffff";
      this.bgColor = "#555555";
      // This sets the menu's (and menu item's) borders
      this.menuBorder = 1;
      this.menuItemBorder = 1;
      this.menuItemBgColor = bg||"#cccccc"; // menu item cell color (text only)
      this.menuLiteBgColor = "#ffffff"; // hilite color of menu item (text only)
      this.menuBorderBgColor = "#777777"; // shadow color of menu item (text only)
      this.menuHiliteBgColor = bgh||"#000084"; // menu item cell hilite color (text only)
      this.menuContainerBgColor = "#cccccc";// border color of menu (text only)
      // You can point this attribute to another gif of the same size
      //  to change what the submenu arrow looks like
      this.childMenuIcon = "arrows.gif";
      // Arrays for this menu's menu items, actions, and child menus
      this.items = new Array();
      this.actions = new Array();
      this.childMenus = new Array();

      // By default we hide on mouse out (exception for Win IE 4.0 'cause of a bug in the browser -- see mouseoutMenu())
      this.hideOnMouseOut = true;

      // Fill in the needed methods
      this.addMenuItem = addMenuItem;
      this.addMenuSeparator = addMenuSeparator;
      this.writeMenus = writeMenus;
      this.FW_showMenu = FW_showMenu;
      this.onMenuItemOver = onMenuItemOver;
      this.onMenuItemAction = onMenuItemAction;
      this.hideMenu = hideMenu;
      this.hideChildMenu = hideChildMenu;

      // If this window doesn't have an attribute to hold our menus yet, add one
      if (!window.menus) window.menus = new Array();
      // fill in the label for the menu -- BUG ALERT! if label starts with a number
      //  then this.label is stored as a number and means the menu won't show up at all.
      //  The current hack is to add a space to the beginning of the label
      this.label = label || "menuLabel" + window.menus.length;
      // Add ourselves to the window's list of menus.  The first line here makes it
      //  so we can be accessed by name, and the second makes it so we can be accessed
      //  by array index
      window.menus[this.label] = this;
      window.menus[window.menus.length] = this;
      // If the window doesn't have an attribute to hold the active menus yet, add one
      if (!window.activeMenus) window.activeMenus = new Array();

// This function adds a menu item the current menu object.
// Parameters:
//      label      The label of the menu item
//      action      The javascript to execute when menu item is selected (is a string)
function addMenuItem(label, action) {
      // Just add the label and action to the end of items and actions list
      this.items[this.items.length] = label;
      this.actions[this.actions.length] = action;

// This function adds a separator menu item to the current menu object.
// Right now it uses "separator" as a special string to know when an
// item is a spearator.  We should probably change this to something more
// obscure so we don't collide with a user menu item.
// NOTE: this won't look right and is unsupported.  Use this function
//      at your own risk.
function addMenuSeparator() {
      // Just add it to the end of the list, and set the action to none.
      this.items[this.items.length] = "separator";
      this.actions[this.actions.length] = "";
      // If we're using menu item separators, we don't want any of the menu items
      //  to have borders, 'cause that would look really bad.  Separators don't look
      //  all that great to begin with, but not setting the menu item border to zero
      //  would make them look even worse.
      this.menuItemBorder = 0;

// For NS6. (because of NS6/Mozilla, not used just for NS6)
// This function finds an element in a page for Nescape 6/Mozilla or IE
//  based on the element's id that is passed in.  It
//  returns false if it is not found.  It is simply
//  a convience routine.
// Parameters:
//      item      The id of the element to find within the page
function FIND(item) {
      // If we define the "all" attribute, use it (IE only)
      if (document.all) return(document.all[item]);
      // If we didn't have the "all" attribute, try the getElementById method
      //  Both Netscape 6/Mozilla and IE support this, but only Mozilla will make it
      //  this far.
      if (document.getElementById) return(document.getElementById(item));
      // We didn't have either way of searching.

// This is the main function of this file.  It actually writes out the menus
//  to html.
// Algorithm:
//      First, we create a "container" for all our menus in this window.  On
//      NS4.x its a layer, but for IE or Mozilla its a SPAN element.  On NS4.x
//      you can pass in the container layer. After creating the container we move
//      all of the menus created from the window object into the container object.
//      Then, for each menu, we write out a menuLayer (layers on NS4.x, DIV's on IE and 'zilla)
//      that's nested inside the container.  We then put a "light" layer inside of the menuLayer,
//      then a "body" layer inside of the "light" layer.  The "light" layer is used to give
//  the effect of a light source overhead.  The body layer is used to hold the menu items and provide a "shadow".
//      Next, for each menu item in a menu, we write out a menuItem layer (actual layers on NS4.x,
//      DIV's on IE and 'zilla). Each menu item also gets a DIV for the "normal" text and the hilighted
//      text. After all the menu items are written out, we create a "focus" menu item for each menu.
//      We move this special layer (or DIV) over the currently hilited menu item and use it to catch
//      mouse down events.
//      After all the menus are written out, we iterate through the layers (or DIVs) and add addition
//      properties to them (like pointing them to the corresponding menu objects).  We also move the menu
//      items to their correct position and add event handlers to the appropriate layers.
// Special Notes:
//      We write out the menu items one at a time on Netscape 4.x.  For IE and 'zilla, we build up
//      the entire content of all the menus (in a variable called 'content') and write it all out
//      at once.
// Parameters:
//      container      The layer that contains all menus -- null if this menu isn't begin embedded in a layer (NS4.x only)
function writeMenus(container) {
      // If we've already tried to write out the menus, don't try it again
      if (window.triedToWriteMenus) return;

      // If they haven't passed in a container, and this document has
      // layers (Netscape 4.x)
      if (!container && document.layers) {
            // The container has to be a layer for Netscape 4.x, so if one wasn't passed in,
            //  we need to create one.

            // add a method that'll be called later
            window.delayWriteMenus = this.writeMenus;
            // set a timer so that in 250 ms we'll write out the menus
            var timer = setTimeout('delayWriteMenus()', 250);
            // create a container (100 is the 'width' of the layer)
            container = new Layer(100);
            // Stop the timer
      } else if (document.all || document.hasChildNodes) {
            // If we define the "all" property or if we have child nodes...
            //  (IE or Netscape 6/Mozilla)

            // Write out a span element, with an id of menuContainer
            document.writeln('<SPAN ID="menuContainer"></SPAN>');
            // ... now go find it and set it to be the container
            container = FIND("menuContainer");

      // null out the hide menu timer
      window.fwHideMenuTimer = null;
      // if we don't have a container by now, just bail and try back later
      if (!container) return;      
      // Ok, if we've made it this far, there's no turning back.  Mark ourselves
      // as already tried to write out the menus.
      window.triedToWriteMenus = true;
      // Tell the container its a container, and create an array in it
      //  to hold our menus.  Then copy our menus over into it
      container.isContainer = true;
      container.menus = new Array();
      for (var i=0; i<window.menus.length; i++)
            container.menus[i] = window.menus[i];
      // pull our menus out of the window (they're in the container now)
      window.menus.length = 0;
      var countMenus = 0;
      var countItems = 0;
      var top = 0;
      var content = ''; // this contains all the html code for all the menus (except NS4.x -- then its just the current menu item)
      var lrs = false; // do we have layers? (ie, do we have Netscape 4.x)
      var theStat = "";
      var tsc = 0;
      if (document.layers) lrs = true; // yep, we gots layers (we are Netscape 4.x)
      // For each menu in this container...
      for (var i=0; i<container.menus.length; i++, countMenus++) {
            // make the current menu easier to reference
            var menu = container.menus[i];
            // If the user has specified a up-state image for the
            //  background...
            if (menu.bgImageUp) {
                  //... turn off the menu's borders and the menu item's borders
                  //  this is so we don't look bad
                  menu.menuBorder = 0;
                  menu.menuItemBorder = 0;
            // If we have layers (Netscape 4.x)...
            if (lrs) {
                  // Create a menu layer that is a child of our container layer
                  var menuLayer = new Layer(100, container);
                  // now create yet another layer that is a child of the menu layer.  This layer
                  //  is used create the "lighting" effect on our menus (the 3d look).
                  var lite = new Layer(100, menuLayer);
                  // Offset the lite layer by however big our menu border is -- defaults to 1 (see constructor)
                  //  unless we're using images for the background.
                  lite.top = menu.menuBorder;
                  lite.left = menu.menuBorder;
                  // create the body later that is a child layer of the 'lite' layer
                  var body = new Layer(100, lite);
                  // offset it also by the border size
                  body.top = menu.menuBorder;
                  body.left = menu.menuBorder;
            } else {
                  // We don't have layers, so we're either IE or NS6

                  content += ''+
                  // Create a menu div with a unique id ('menuLayer' + index) -- initially hidden
                  '<DIV ID="menuLayer'+ countMenus +'" STYLE="position:absolute;z-index:1;left:10;top:'+ (i * 100) +';visibility:hidden;">\n'+
                  // Create a menu 'lite' div with a unique id -- add an action for when a mouse out even occurs
                  //  this div is used to give us the "lighting" effect on our menus (the 3d look)
                  '  <DIV ID="menuLite'+ countMenus +'" STYLE="position:absolute;z-index:1;left:'+ menu.menuBorder +';top:'+ menu.menuBorder +';visibility:hide;" onMouseOut="mouseoutMenu();">\n'+
                  // create a menu div for the menu item foreground.  Also supplies the shadow part of the menu.
                  '       <DIV ID="menuFg'+ countMenus +'" STYLE="position:absolute;left:'+ menu.menuBorder +';top:'+ menu.menuBorder +';visibility:hide;">\n'+
            var x=i;
            // Now we want to go through each menu item in this menu...
            for (var i=0; i<menu.items.length; i++) {
                  // keep a shorter reference around for our convience
                  var item = menu.items[i];
                  var childMenu = false;      // initially, assume we don't have a submenu
                  var defaultHeight = menu.fontSize+6;      // default height is the font height + 6 pixels
                  var defaultIndent = menu.fontSize;      // default indent is the font width
                  if (item.label) {
                        // if this item has a label attribute, then it must be a submenu.
                        // Normal items would just be strings (no label attribute)
                        item = item.label;
                        childMenu = true;
                  // Set the menu's menu item height based on default or what was passed in
                  menu.menuItemHeight = menu.menuItemHeight || defaultHeight;
                  menu.menuItemIndent = menu.menuItemIndent || defaultIndent;
                  // Setup the font information
                  var itemProps = 'font-family:' + menu.fontFamily +';font-weight:' + menu.fontWeight + ';fontSize:' + menu.fontSize + ';';
                  // If we support font style, add it
                  if (menu.fontStyle) itemProps += 'font-style:' + menu.fontStyle + ';';
                  if (document.all)
                        // This is for IE only

                        // Set the font size, and setup event handlers for onMouseOver and onClick
                        itemProps += 'font-size:' + menu.fontSize + ';" onMouseOver="onMenuItemOver(null,this);" onClick="onMenuItemAction(null,this);';
                  else if (!document.layers) {
                        // This is for Mozilla/Netscape6 only....
                        itemProps += 'font-size:' + menu.fontSize + 'px;'; // zilla wants 12px.
                  var l;
                  if (lrs) {
                        // If we use layers (Netscape 4.x) create a new layer 'l' that's a child of body.  This is the layer
                        //  for the actual menu item.
                        l = new Layer(800,body);
                  // Create a DIV tag containing this menu items attributes
                  var dTag      = '<DIV ID="menuItem'+ countItems +'" STYLE="position:absolute;left:0;top:'+ (i * menu.menuItemHeight) +';'+ itemProps +'">';
                  // Go ahead and create the ending div tag
                  var dClose = '</DIV>'
                  // If we have a background image for when mouse is not over...
                  if (menu.bgImageUp) {
                        // we don't want any borders if we have a background image
                        // The next two lines are actually 'dead code' and can safely be removed
                        menu.menuBorder = 0;
                        menu.menuItemBorder = 0;
                        // change the DIV tag containing this menu item to have the appropriate background image
                        dTag      = '<DIV ID="menuItem'+ countItems +'" STYLE="background:url('+menu.bgImageUp+');position:absolute;left:0;top:'+ (i * menu.menuItemHeight) +';'+ itemProps +'">';
                        // if we have layers (Netscape 4.x)
                        // Does this code actually do anything? (no) It looks like we *always* kill the dTag and dClose variables
                        //  below for Netscape 4.x. I ran some tests, and this looks like dead code (its completely negated by
                        //  the if statement below).  It can safely be taken out.
                        if (document.layers) { // same as if(lrs) {
                              // If we have layers (and a background image) use them instead of the DIV tag
                              dTag = '<LAYER BACKGROUND="'+menu.bgImageUp+'" ID="menuItem'+ countItems +'" TOP="'+ (i * menu.menuItemHeight) +'" style="' + itemProps +'">';
                              dClose = '</LAYER>';
                  // Set the position of the text
                  var textProps = 'position:absolute;left:' + menu.menuItemIndent + ';top:1;';
                  // if we have layers...
                  if (lrs) {
                        //append the item properties to the text properties
                        textProps +=itemProps;
                        // if we're using layers, don't use the div tags
                        dTag = "";
                        dClose = "";

                  // Create the text in its own DIV tags (one for text and one for highlight)
                  var dText      = '<DIV ID="menuItemText'+ countItems +'" STYLE="' + textProps + 'color:'+ menu.fontColor +';">'+ item +'&nbsp</DIV>\n<DIV ID="menuItemHilite'+ countItems +'" STYLE="' + textProps + 'top:1;color:'+ menu.fontColorHilite +';visibility:hidden;">'+ item +'&nbsp</DIV>';
                  // Here's that special menu item string -- if its called "separator" then we should make a menu item separator
                  if (item == "separator") {
                        // Create the menu item separator
                        content += ( dTag + '<DIV ID="menuSeparator'+ countItems +'" STYLE="position:absolute;left:1;top:2;"></DIV>\n<DIV ID="menuSeparatorLite'+ countItems +'" STYLE="position:absolute;left:1;top:2;"></DIV>\n' + dClose);
                  } else if (childMenu) {
                        // If we're the label of the submenu, then add its label as well as the submenu icon
                        content += ( dTag + dText + '<DIV ID="childMenu'+ countItems +'" STYLE="position:absolute;left:0;top:3;"><IMG SRC="'+ menu.childMenuIcon +'"></DIV>\n' + dClose);
                  } else {
                        // The default is a regular menu item, which is straight forward to add
                        content += ( dTag + dText + dClose);
                  // If we have layers (Netscape 4.x)...
                  if (lrs) {
                        // This simply dumps out all our 'content' (our menu item) into the nescape layer that we
                        //  created earlier
                        // Reset the content ('cause for NS4.x we write menu items out 1 at a time)
                        content = '';
                        // Here, we're going to provide the user with a status of the writing out of menus.
                        theStat += "-";
                        if (tsc > 50) {
                              tsc = 0;
                              theStat = "";
                        status = theStat;
                  // Move on to the next menu item
            }// end for each menu item
            // If we have layers (Netscape 4.x)...
            if (lrs) {
                  // create the focus layer -- we'll move it over the currently 'selected' item and
                  //  use it to catch the mouse down events
                  var focusItem = new Layer(100, body);
                  // should be hidden initially
            } else {
                  // This is for IE or Mozilla

                  // create the focus layer (add an onClick() event handler)
                  // -- we'll move it over the currently 'selected' item and
                  //  use it to catch the mouse down events
              content += '        <DIV ID="focusItem'+ countMenus +'" STYLE="position:absolute;left:0;top:0;visibility:hide;" onClick="onMenuItemAction(null,this);">&nbsp;</DIV>\n';
              content += '   </DIV>\n  </DIV>\n</DIV>\n';
            // Reset the i variable 'cause we're about to go to the next menu.  It got messed up
            //  'cause we used it to iterate through the menu items
      }// end for each menu

      // If we have layers (Netscape 4.x)...
      if (document.layers) {            
            // setup our container clipping rect  based on window's innerWidth/innerHeight.  We do this so we don't clip
            //  off any of our menus
            container.clip.width = window.innerWidth;
            container.clip.height = window.innerHeight;
            // set the mouseOut method on the container layer.  That way we'll catch when the user leaves all our menus
            container.onmouseout = mouseoutMenu;
            // set the background color
            container.menuContainerBgColor = this.menuContainerBgColor;
            // Now iterate through the container's document's layers (the menu layers)
            for (var i=0; i<container.document.layers.length; i++) {
                  // set this menu's 'proto' property to the container's current menu (use it as a prototype for the menu items)
                  proto = container.menus[i];
                  // make a reference of the current layer
                  var menu = container.document.layers[i];
                  // Add the menuLayer attribute to the current menu (point the menu to the menu layer)
                  container.menus[i].menuLayer = menu;
                  // Add the menu attribute to the menuLayer (point the menu layer to the menu)
                  container.menus[i].menuLayer.Menu = container.menus[i];
                  // Setup the menu's container
                  container.menus[i].menuLayer.Menu.container = container;
                  // Grab the body layer of the menu (menu.document.layers[0] is the 'lite' layer, so it's first
                  //  layer, menu.document.layers[0].document.layers[0], must be the 'body' layer)
                  var body = menu.document.layers[0].document.layers[0];
                  // set the body's clipping width/height
                  body.clip.width = proto.menuWidth || body.clip.width;
                  body.clip.height = proto.menuHeight || body.clip.height;
                  // Iterate through the body's layers (menu items) (except for the last one (cause its the focus item))
                  for (var n=0; n<body.document.layers.length-1; n++) {
                        // Make a local reference of this layer
                        var l = body.document.layers[n];
                        // set up the layer's menu attribute's (point the menu item to its parent menu)
                        l.Menu = container.menus[i];
                        // set the layers attributes (pulled from the current menu (prototype))
                        l.menuHiliteBgColor = proto.menuHiliteBgColor;
                        l.document.bgColor = proto.menuItemBgColor;
                        l.saveColor = proto.menuItemBgColor;
                        // setup the methods for this layer
                        l.onmouseover = proto.onMenuItemOver;
                        l.onclick = proto.onMenuItemAction;
                        // set this menu item's action
                        l.action = container.menus[i].actions[n];
                        // set the focus item (always the last layer of the body)
                        l.focusItem = body.document.layers[body.document.layers.length-1];
                        // set the layer's clipping width and height
                        l.clip.width = proto.menuWidth || body.clip.width + proto.menuItemIndent;
                        l.clip.height = proto.menuItemHeight || l.clip.height;
                        // if this isn't the first layer (menu item), we'll want to reset the top attribute
                        if (n>0) l.top = body.document.layers[n-1].top + body.document.layers[n-1].clip.height + proto.menuItemBorder;
                        // this layer's (menu item's) second layer is its highlight layer (the first is the regular text)
                        l.hilite = l.document.layers[1];
                        // if we're using images for the background, set this menu item up to use the image
                        if (proto.bgImageUp) l.background.src = proto.bgImageUp;
                        // tell the second layer (the highlight layer) that its the highlight layer
                        l.document.layers[1].isHilite = true;
                        // if this layer is a the menu sperator...
                        if (l.document.layers[0].id.indexOf("menuSeparator") != -1) {
                              // we don't get highlighted
                              l.hilite = null;
                              // cut down on the height (it is only a separator, after all)
                              l.clip.height -= l.clip.height / 2;
                              l.document.layers[0].document.bgColor = proto.bgColor; // set the background color
                              l.document.layers[0].clip.width = l.clip.width -2; // set the width to a little less than the layer
                              l.document.layers[0].clip.height = 1; // set the clipping height to one
                              // setup the separator's highlight layer
                              l.document.layers[1].document.bgColor = proto.menuLiteBgColor; // set the background color
                              l.document.layers[1].clip.width = l.clip.width -2; // set the width to a little less than the layer
                              l.document.layers[1].clip.height = 1; // set the clip height one
                              l.document.layers[1].top = l.document.layers[0].top + 1; // push the top down a pixel so we're right beneath
                                                                                                                  // the 'regular' layer (gives the separator line a
                                                                                                                  // 3d look)
                        } else if (l.document.layers.length > 2) {
                              // if we have more than 2 layers (the main layer and highlight layer) we
                              //  must be a submenu (we have the extra submenu layer)
                              l.childMenu = container.menus[i].items[n].menuLayer; // set the childMenu attribute
                              // create a little space for that nifty little submenu arrow
                              l.document.layers[2].left = l.clip.width -13;
                              l.document.layers[2].top = (l.clip.height / 2) -4;
                              l.document.layers[2].clip.left += 3;
                              // add this submenu to the list of this menu's childMenus
                              l.Menu.childMenus[l.Menu.childMenus.length] = l.childMenu;
                  }// end for each menu item layer
                  // set the menu's background color based on the prototype
                  body.document.bgColor = proto.bgColor;
                  // set the clipping height and width of the menu's body
                  body.clip.width  = l.clip.width +proto.menuBorder;
                  body.clip.height = l.top + l.clip.height +proto.menuBorder;
                  // make a local reference of the focus item
                  var focusItem = body.document.layers[n];
                  focusItem.clip.width = body.clip.width; // the focus item's width is the same as the menu's body width
                  focusItem.Menu = l.Menu; // set the menu property
                  focusItem.top = -30; // Move the focus item out of the way
                  // Set it up so the focus item will catch mouse down events
            focusItem.onmousedown = onMenuItemDown;
                  // set the menu's background color
                  menu.document.bgColor = proto.menuBorderBgColor;
                  var lite = menu.document.layers[0]; // make a reference to the lite layer of the menu
                  lite.document.bgColor = proto.menuLiteBgColor; // set the hightlight layer background color
                  lite.clip.width = body.clip.width +1; //set the width to a little bigger than the body
                  lite.clip.height = body.clip.height +1; //set the height to a little bigger than the body
                  // set the menu's clip height and width
                  menu.clip.width = body.clip.width + (proto.menuBorder * 3) ;
                  menu.clip.height = body.clip.height + (proto.menuBorder * 3);
            }// end for each menu layer
      } else {
            // if we ain't Netscape 4.x...

            if ((!document.all) && (container.hasChildNodes)) {
                  // this is for Mozilla/Netscape 6
                  // Just set the content in one fell swoope
            } else {
                  // this is for IE

                  // dump in the content all at once
            // If we don't have menu layer 0, we're in serious trouble, so bail
            if (!FIND("menuLayer0")) return;
            var menuCount = 0;
            // Go through each menu...
            for (var x=0; x<container.menus.length; x++) {
                  // Find the menu layer for this menu
                  var menuLayer = FIND("menuLayer" + x); // get the div item for this menu
                  container.menus[x].menuLayer = "menuLayer" + x; // point the menu to the layer
                  menuLayer.Menu = container.menus[x]; // point the layer to the menu
                  menuLayer.Menu.container = "menuLayer" + x; //set the container for the menu
                  menuLayer.style.zIndex = 1; // set the z-index for the menu layer (div)
                var s = menuLayer.style; // make a reference to the menu layer's style
                  s.top = s.pixelTop = -300;
                  s.left = s.pixelLeft = -300;

                  // make a reference to the current menu
                  var menu = container.menus[x];
                  menu.menuItemWidth = menu.menuWidth || menu.menuIEWidth || 140; // set the menu item width (defaults to 140)
                  menuLayer.style.backgroundColor = menu.menuBorderBgColor; // set the background color (for the border)
                  var top = 0;
                  // iterate through the menu items
                  for (var i=0; i<container.menus[x].items.length; i++) {
                        // find the current menu item layer (DIV element)
                        var l = FIND("menuItem" + menuCount);
                        l.Menu = container.menus[x]; // set the menu item's menu
                        if (l.addEventListener) { // ns6
                              // For Netscape6/Mozilla only

                              // set the menu item's width and height
                              l.style.width = menu.menuItemWidth;      
                              l.style.height = menu.menuItemHeight;
                              l.style.top = top; // move the menu item
                              // add listeners for mouseovers, clicks, and mouseouts
                              l.addEventListener("mouseover", onMenuItemOver, false);
                              l.addEventListener("click", onMenuItemAction, false);
                              l.addEventListener("mouseout", mouseoutMenu, false);
                        } else { //ie
                              // For IE only

                              // set the menu item's width and height
                              l.style.pixelWidth = menu.menuItemWidth;      
                              l.style.pixelHeight = menu.menuItemHeight;
                              l.style.pixelTop = top; // move the menu item
                        // move the top down the height of a menu item
                        top = top + menu.menuItemHeight+menu.menuItemBorder;
                        l.style.fontSize = menu.fontSize; // set the menu item's font size...
                        l.style.backgroundColor = menu.menuItemBgColor; //...background color...
                        l.style.visibility = "inherit"; // ..inherit the visibility from the parent...
                        l.saveColor = menu.menuItemBgColor; // save off the background color
                        l.menuHiliteBgColor = menu.menuHiliteBgColor; // set the hilite background color
                        l.action = container.menus[x].actions[i]; // set the action for the menu item
                        l.hilite = FIND("menuItemHilite" + menuCount); // set the hilite element item
                        l.focusItem = FIND("focusItem" + x); // set the focus item
                        l.focusItem.style.pixelTop = l.focusItem.style.top = -30;
                        var childItem = FIND("childMenu" + menuCount); // attempt to find a submenu in this menu item
                        // If we have a submenu...
                        if (childItem) {
                              // add a property for the child menu to the menu item layer
                              l.childMenu = container.menus[x].items[i].menuLayer;
                              // create a little space for that nifty little submenu arrow
                              childItem.style.pixelLeft = childItem.style.left = menu.menuItemWidth -11;
                              childItem.style.pixelTop = childItem.style.top =(menu.menuItemHeight /2) -4;

                              // No clue why this was ever released.  You can kill it safely.
                              //childItem.style.pixelWidth = 30 || 7;
                              //childItem.style.clip = "rect(0 7 7 3)";

                              // add this submenu to the menu's list of submenus
                              l.Menu.childMenus[l.Menu.childMenus.length] = l.childMenu;
                        var sep = FIND("menuSeparator" + menuCount); // try to find a menu separator
                        if (sep) {
                              // if this menu item is really a menu item separator

                              // set the clipping rect
                              sep.style.clip = "rect(0 " + (menu.menuItemWidth - 3) + " 1 0)";
                              sep.style.width = sep.style.pixelWidth = menu.menuItemWidth; // set the width
                              sep.style.backgroundColor = menu.bgColor; // set the background color
                              sep = FIND("menuSeparatorLite" + menuCount); // grab the seperator lite "layer"
                              // set the clipping rect (move the light layer directly below the regular layer to get the 3d look)
                              sep.style.clip = "rect(1 " + (menu.menuItemWidth - 3) + " 2 0)";
                              sep.style.width = sep.style.pixelWidth = menu.menuItemWidth; // set the width
                              sep.style.backgroundColor = menu.menuLiteBgColor; // set the background color
                              l.style.height = l.style.pixelHeight = menu.menuItemHeight/2; // cut the height in half
                              l.isSeparator = true // mark the layer as a separator
                              top -= (menu.menuItemHeight - l.style.pixelHeight) // move up the top some (we only took up half as much space)
                        } else {
                              // set the cursor to a hand if its not a separator
                              l.style.cursor = "hand"
                        // increment the menu count
                  }// end for each menu item
                  menu.menuHeight = top-1; // top is where the next menu item should  begin.  But since there's not any more,
                                                      // its the height of the menu
                  var lite = FIND("menuLite" + x); // get the 'lite' layer of the menu
                  var s = lite.style; // get a local reference to the 'lite' layer's style
                  // set 'lite' layer's height and width
                  s.height = s.pixelHeight = menu.menuHeight +(menu.menuBorder * 2);
                  s.width = s.pixelWidth = menu.menuItemWidth + (menu.menuBorder * 2);
                  s.backgroundColor = menu.menuLiteBgColor;

                  // get the menu's body
                  var body = FIND("menuFg" + x);
                  s = body.style;
                  // set the body's height and width
                  s.height = s.pixelHeight = menu.menuHeight + menu.menuBorder;
                  s.width = s.pixelWidth = menu.menuItemWidth + menu.menuBorder;
                  s.backgroundColor = menu.bgColor;  // set the background color

                  s = menuLayer.style; // make a local reference to the layer's style
                  s.width = s.pixelWidth  = menu.menuItemWidth + (menu.menuBorder * 4); // set its width
                  s.height = s.pixelHeight  = menu.menuHeight+(menu.menuBorder*4); // set its height
      if (document.captureEvents) {      
            // We want to capture Mouse up events on this layer (Netscape 4.x)
      if (document.addEventListener) {      
            // We want to capture mouse up events on this layer (Netscape 6/Mozilla)
            document.addEventListener("mouseup", onMenuItemOver, false);
      if (document.layers && window.innerWidth) {
            // For Netscape 4.x, get notified when a resize is happening... that way
            //  we can force a reload if necessary
            window.onresize = NS4resize;
            window.NS4sIW = window.innerWidth;
            window.NS4sIH = window.innerHeight;
      // Catch the mouse ups for IE
      document.onmouseup = mouseupMenu;
      // Mark the window as having written out the menus
      window.fwWroteMenu = true;
      status = ""; // and reset the status

// This function is for Netscape 4.x.  It is an onresize
//  event handler and gets called when the window is
//  resized.  It checks to see if the innerHeight or
//  innerWidth has changed.  If it has, it forces a reload.
function NS4resize() {
      if (NS4sIW < window.innerWidth ||
            NS4sIW > window.innerWidth ||
            NS4sIH > window.innerHeight ||
            NS4sIH < window.innerHeight )
            // force a reload

// This is the the onMouse over handler.  It handles
//  deselecting the old menu item (if there is one) and
//  then selecting the new menu item the mouse is now over.
// Parameters:
//      e                  In Netscape 4.x its the mouseOver event.  In IE its null.
//      l                  Its the "layer" that contains the menu. Defaults to this if null
function onMenuItemOver(e, l) {
      FW_clearTimeout(); // since we just moused over, clear the autohide timer
      l = l || this; // if we didn't get it from the parameter
      a = window.ActiveMenuItem; // grab the active menu item
      // If we're Netscape 4.x....
      if (document.layers) {
            // If we *have* a currently active menu item...
            if (a) {
                  // change its background color back
                  a.document.bgColor = a.saveColor;
                  if (a.hilite) a.hilite.visibility = "hidden"; // mark the hilite layer as invisible
                  if (a.Menu.bgImageOver) {
                        // if we use images for the background swap them back
                        a.background.src = a.Menu.bgImageUp;
                  // Move the focus item to -100 so its out of the way
                  a.focusItem.top = -100;
                  a.clicked = false; // mark it as not clicked
            // if the newly selected layer (menu item) has a hilite layer... (separators don't have l.hilite defined)
            if (l.hilite) {
                  // set the selected item's background color
                  l.document.bgColor = l.menuHiliteBgColor;
                  l.zIndex = 1; // set the z-index to 1
                  l.hilite.visibility = "inherit"; // inherit the visibility
                  l.hilite.zIndex = 2; // move the hilite layer up above the 'regular' layer
                  l.document.layers[1].zIndex = 1;// set the hilite layer to 1
                  l.focusItem.zIndex = this.zIndex +2; // bring the focus item to the top of the z-order
            // If we're using images for background, be sure to set it
            if (l.Menu.bgImageOver) {
                  l.background.src = l.Menu.bgImageOver;
            // Move the focus item down over the newly selected menu item
            l.focusItem.top = this.top;
            l.Menu.hideChildMenu(l); // This is showing the child menu of this item (if it has one)
      } else if (l.style && l.Menu) {
            // This case if for IE and Netscape6/Mozilla

            // if we had a previously active menu item...
            if (a) {
                  // restore its background color
                  a.style.backgroundColor = a.saveColor;
                  if (a.hilite) a.hilite.style.visibility = "hidden"; // hide its hilite layer
                  // and restore its background image, if it had one
                  if (a.Menu.bgImageUp) {
                        a.style.background = "url(" + a.Menu.bgImageUp +")";;
            // if the new item is just a separator, then we can bail now
            if (l.isSeparator) return;
            // Set the new background color
            l.style.backgroundColor = l.menuHiliteBgColor;
            l.zIndex = 1;  // magic IE 4.5 mac happy doohicky.      jba
            // if we're using images for backgrounds, set the background image to "mouse over"
            if (l.Menu.bgImageOver) {
                  l.style.background = "url(" + l.Menu.bgImageOver +")";
            // if we have a hilite layer...
            if (l.hilite) {
                  // set the background color and visibility
                  l.style.backgroundColor = l.menuHiliteBgColor;
                  l.hilite.style.visibility = "inherit";
            // move the focus item down over the newly selected menu item
            l.focusItem.style.top = l.focusItem.style.pixelTop = l.style.pixelTop;
            l.focusItem.style.zIndex = l.zIndex +1; // set its z-index to be above the menu item
            l.Menu.hideChildMenu(l); // This shows the child menu, if it has one
      } else {
            return; // not a menu - magic IE 4.5 mac happy doohicky.  jba
      // Set the active menu item -- to be used in this function next time (and in a few other places)
      window.ActiveMenuItem = l;

// This is the onClick event handler.  It actuallly invokes the action
//  associated with the menu item.
// Parameters:
//      e            On Netscape 4.x its the onClick event object.  On IE, it's null.
//      l            the active menu item -- ignored in favor of window.ActiveMenuItem
function onMenuItemAction(e, l) {
      l = window.ActiveMenuItem; // just use the ActiveMenuItem property instead of the parameter
      // if we don't have a currently selected menu item, then bail (click was really somewhere else)
      if (!l) return;
      // Hide all of the active menus 'cause the user made a selection
      // if the menu item *had* an action, execute it
      if (l.action) {
            // isn't eval() the coolest?!?!
            eval("" + l.action);
      // we ain't got no more active menu items anymore.  all gone.
      window.ActiveMenuItem = 0;

// This function clears the hide menu timer.  Its called when first showing
//  a menu (or submenu) or when a menu item gets a mouse over.
function FW_clearTimeout()
      // If there was a timer going, clear it
      if (fwHideMenuTimer) clearTimeout(fwHideMenuTimer);
      // null out the timer
      fwHideMenuTimer = null;
      // This flag is used to make sure fwDoHide() isn't invoked unless its
      //  from the timer.  Since we just killed the timer no one should be
      //  calling fwDoHide()
      fwDHFlag = false;

// This function starts the menu hide timer.  It defaults to one second.
function FW_startTimeout()
      // Make sure we mark down when we started the timer
      fwStart = new Date();
      // This flag essentially enables fwDoHide().  If its not set to true, and
      //  fwDoHide() is called, fwDoHide() will return without doing anything.
      fwDHFlag = true;
      // Start the timer -- default to 1000ms
      fwHideMenuTimer = setTimeout("fwDoHide()", 1000);

// This function actually does the menu hiding.  Its called only from the
//  timer.
function fwDoHide()
      // If this flag isn't set, don't do anything
      if (!fwDHFlag) return;
      // calculate how long its *really* been since the timer got started
      var elapsed = new Date() - fwStart;
      if (elapsed < 1000) {
            // if its been less than the 1 second we initially asked for,
            //  just try again, by resetting the timer and returning
            fwHideMenuTimer = setTimeout("fwDoHide()", 1100-elapsed);
      // We're done so set this to false.  That way we won't get invoked
      //  again until we're supposed to.
      fwDHFlag = false;
      // Now actually hide the active menus
      // and set it so we don't have an active menu item
      window.ActiveMenuItem = 0;

// This function shows a menu at the coordinates given.
// Parameters:
//      menu            The menu to be shown.  Can be null if showing a child menu (child can't be null then)
//      x                  The x coordinate to put the menu at (or "relative" for child menu)
//      y                  The y coordinate to put the menu at (or "relative" for child menu)
//      child            The child menu to display (null if there's not one) (actually the menu item that has the submenu)
function FW_showMenu(menu, x, y, child) {
      // If we haven't written out the menus yet, then we can't very well show them,
      //  now can we?
      if (!window.fwWroteMenu) return;
      // Clear out the auto menu hide timer since we're starting to show a new menu
      // If we're Netscape 4.x...
      if (document.layers) {
            // if they want to show a menu...
            if (menu) {
                  // grab layer for the menu (if they didn't already give us the menu layer)
                  var l = menu.menuLayer || menu;
                  // move it to the top left (of its parent)
                  l.left = 1;
                  l.top = 1;
                  // hide all of the currently active menus
                  if (this.visibility) l = this;
                  // Set the active menu to the layer
                  window.ActiveMenu = l;
            } else {
                  // if they didn't specify a menu, assume they specified a child menu
                  var l = child;
            // If they didn't give us a menu or child menu, bail
            if (!l) return;
            // for each of the sublayers of the menu layer...
            for (var i=0; i<l.layers.length; i++) {                     
                  // if this layer isn't the hilite layer (a layer in a menu item), then tell it to inherit its visibility
                  if (!l.layers[i].isHilite) // so we're either the normal text DIV or the submenu DIV
                        l.layers[i].visibility = "inherit";
                  // If this sublayer has layers, then it must be the submenu layer.  Set it up, by recursively
                  //  calling ourselves.
                  if (l.layers[i].document.layers.length > 0)
                        // note the special coordinates we pass in, and that we pass in null for the 'menu' parameter
                        FW_showMenu(null, "relative", "relative", l.layers[i]);
            // if this menu layer has a parent layer... (all should -- only the container wouldn't)
            if (l.parentLayer) {
                  // if we're not a submenu, move the parent layer to where ever x is (the parameter passed in)
                  if (x != "relative")
                        l.parentLayer.left = x || window.pageX || 0;
                  // readjust the parent layer's left coordinate if we won't fit in the window right now.
                  if (l.parentLayer.left + l.clip.width > window.innerWidth)
                        l.parentLayer.left -= (l.parentLayer.left + l.clip.width - window.innerWidth);
                  // if we're not a submenu, move the parent layer to wherever y is (the parameter passed in)
                  if (y != "relative")
                        l.parentLayer.top = y || window.pageY || 0;
                  // If our parent layer is the container (the topmost layer)... we're a root menu...
                  if (l.parentLayer.isContainer) {
                        // move the menu offset to be the same as the window's page offset
                        l.Menu.xOffset = window.pageXOffset; // so if they've scrolled we still show up in the right place
                        l.Menu.yOffset = window.pageYOffset;
                        // set the parent layer's clipping height and width to be a little bigger than the active menu's
                        //  clip height and width
                        l.parentLayer.clip.width = window.ActiveMenu.clip.width +2;
                        l.parentLayer.clip.height = window.ActiveMenu.clip.height +2;
                        // if the menu container has a background color, use it to set the parent layer's background
                        //  color
                        if (l.parentLayer.menuContainerBgColor) l.parentLayer.document.bgColor = l.parentLayer.menuContainerBgColor;
                  }// end if parent layer is the container
            }// end if layer has parent layer
            l.visibility = "inherit"; // inherit our visibility
            if (l.Menu) l.Menu.container.visibility = "inherit"; //if we have menu, then set its container visibility to inherit
      } else if (FIND("menuItem0")) {
            // For IE and Mozilla only

            // grab the menu layer if we have it, otherwise assume that's what was given to us
            var l = menu.menuLayer || menu;      
            hideActiveMenus(); // hide all of the currently active menus
            // menu.menuLayer is really the id of a DIV tag in string form
            if (typeof(l) == "string") {
                  // ...so go find the actual menu element
                  l = FIND(l);
            // set the menu as the active one
            window.ActiveMenu = l;
            var s = l.style; // make a reference to the menu element's style
            s.visibility = "inherit";// inherit our visibility
            // if we aren't a submenu, then position ourselves based on the coordinates passed in
            if (x != "relative")
                  s.left = s.pixelLeft = x || (window.pageX + document.body.scrollLeft) || 0;
            if (y != "relative")
                  s.top = s.pixelTop = y || (window.pageY + document.body.scrollTop) || 0;
            // set the menu's x and y offsets to the document's scroll top left
            l.Menu.xOffset = document.body.scrollLeft; // this is so we appear in the right place even if the user has scrolled
            l.Menu.yOffset = document.body.scrollTop;
      // if we were given a menu, then add it to our list of active menus
      if (menu) {
            window.activeMenus[window.activeMenus.length] = l;

// This is a Netscape 4.x only function.  Its used for the mouse down
//  event handler.
// Parameters:
//      e            The mouse down event.  Since this is Netscape 4.x only, won't be null
//      l            not used for anything.
function onMenuItemDown(e, l) {
      // grab the active menu item
      var a = window.ActiveMenuItem;
      // Make sure we're Netscape 4.x...
      if (document.layers) {
            // if there was even an active menu item...
            if (a) {
                  // We'll need all this information when we go to hide the menu in the
                  //  mouse up handler.  We need to make sure the mouse up wasn't way off
                  //  from the mouse down, and that an item was really clicked on.

                  // make note of the mouse down event's x and y coordinates...
                  a.eX = e.pageX;
                  a.eY = e.pageY;
                  // and mark the item as clicked
                  a.clicked = true;

// This handles the mouse up event (duh). Hides the menu.
// Parameters:
//      e            The mouse up event -- null except when in Netscape 4.x
function mouseupMenu(e)
      // hide the menu, and possible invoke the menu item, if Netscape 4.x
      hideMenu(true, e); // true means "hide happened on a mouse up"
      // hide all active menus
      // allow further processing
      return true;


// This function is used for a bug fix for Windows IE < 4.5.  It
//  gets the correct version for Netscape or IE browsers.  Unlike
//  netscape, IE browsers don't return the true browser version
//  as the first number in the navigator.appVersion string.  Instead
//  all IE 4.0+ browsers return 4.0 as the first number in appVersion.
//  Therefore, in IE browsers, parse through appVersion until we find
//  the string 'MSIE ' and then grab the float right after that.
function getExplorerVersion()
      // be naive about the version at first
      var ieVers = parseFloat(navigator.appVersion);
      // if we're not IE, then the version we grabbed should be correct
      if( navigator.appName != 'Microsoft Internet Explorer' )
            return ieVers;
      // OK, we're IE, so we have to do some extra processing to get the
      //  real version number
      var tempVers = navigator.appVersion;
      // find the string 'MSIE '
      var i = tempVers.indexOf( 'MSIE ' );
      // if we found it...
      if( i >= 0 ) {
            // pull out the remainder of the string after 'MSIE '
            tempVers = tempVers.substring( i+5 );
            // ...and convert it to a float to get the real version number
            ieVers = parseFloat( tempVers );
      return ieVers;

// This function is the mouse out event handler.  It (usually)
//  sets a timer to hide the menu.
function mouseoutMenu()

      // Popup menus did not function in Internet Explorer versions
      // before 4.5. This change allows the menus to function in older
      // versions of IE by removing the auto-timeout.

      // What we mean by the popup menus not functioning is that mouse out
      //  events were being sent way too often on Win IE < 4.5, and the corresponding
      //  mouse over events weren't being sent often enough to cancel them out.  Therefore, on
      //  early IE browsers, popup menus would hide themselves about a second after they were
      //  shown.  To get around this we simply disable auto-hide on IE < 4.5.  That means you'll
      //  get 'sticky' popup menus.
      if ((navigator.appName == "Microsoft Internet Explorer")
            && (getExplorerVersion() < 4.5))
            return true;

      // Set a timer to hide the menu
      hideMenu(false, false); // false means we're not hiding on a mouse up.

      return true;

// This function sets a timer to auto-hide a menu, and might even invoke a menu item
//  action (for Netscape 4.x).
// Parameters:
//      mouseup                  true if being called from the mouse up handler
//      e                        the mouse up event (can be null)
function hideMenu(mouseup, e) {
      var a = window.ActiveMenuItem; //nab the currently active menu item
      // If we're Netscape 4.x and there was an active menu item...
      if (a && document.layers) {
            // Go about 'unselecting' the active menu item

            // restore the background color
            a.document.bgColor = a.saveColor;
            a.focusItem.top = -30; // move the focus item to -30 to get it out of the way
            if (a.hilite) a.hilite.visibility = "hidden"; // if we have a hilite layer, hide it

            // This is a special case for Netscape 4.x.  We don't invoke the menu item until now.

            // if we were invoked from the mouse up handler, we have an action, we were clicked,
            //  and there is an active menu...
            if (mouseup && a.action && a.clicked && window.ActiveMenu) {
                  // make sure the mouse up wasn't too far from where the mouse down occurred...
                   if (a.eX <= e.pageX+15 && a.eX >= e.pageX-15 && a.eY <= e.pageY+10 && a.eY >= e.pageY-10) {
                        // Invoke the menu item action 2ms from now  (increasing this number might make NS4 more stable)
                        setTimeout('window.ActiveMenu.Menu.onMenuItemAction();', 2);
            // we ain't clicked no more
            a.clicked = false;
            // if we're using images for the background, restore it
            if (a.Menu.bgImageOver) {
                  a.background.src = a.Menu.bgImageUp;
      } else if (window.ActiveMenu && FIND("menuItem0")) {
            // If we're IE or Mozilla, and we have an active menu
            if (a) { // if there's an active menu item
                  // Go about 'unselecting' the active menu item

                  // restore the background color
                  a.style.backgroundColor = a.saveColor;
                  if (a.hilite) a.hilite.style.visibility = "hidden"; // if we have a hilite layer, hide it
                  // if we're using images for the background, restore it
                  if (a.Menu.bgImageUp) {
                        a.style.background = "url(" + a.Menu.bgImageUp +")";;
      // If we weren't invoked from the mouse up handler, and we have an active menu...
      if (!mouseup && window.ActiveMenu) {
            if (window.ActiveMenu.Menu) {
                  // make sure we want to hide on mouse out
                  if (window.ActiveMenu.Menu.hideOnMouseOut) {
                        // start the timer to cause the auto hide

// This function is for Mozilla.  It strips off the string
//  'px' from the end of the parameter, and returns the remainder
//  of the string as a number
// Parameters:
//      pxStr      A string ending with 'px'
// Returns: a Number representing the string without the 'px'
function PxToNum(pxStr)
{ // pxStr == 27px, we want 27.
      // safety check to make sure we have 2 characters to strip off
      if (pxStr.length > 2) {
            // convert it to a number after taking off the last two characters
            n = Number(pxStr.substr(0, pxStr.length-2));
      // default to zero

// This function seems to be misnamed.  It actually shows the child menu after
//      hiding all the others.
// Parameters:
//      hcmLayer            this is the layer of a menu item
function hideChildMenu(hcmLayer) {
      FW_clearTimeout(); // clear the time out 'cause we're about to show a submenu
      var l = hcmLayer; // make a reference to the submenu layer
      // Go through all the submenus (of the parent menu), and hide them
      for (var i=0; i < l.Menu.childMenus.length; i++) {
            var theLayer = l.Menu.childMenus[i]; // make a local reference
            if (document.layers) { // for netscape 4.x
                  // just mark the layer as hidden      
                  theLayer.visibility = "hidden";
            } else { // for IE & Mozilla
                  theLayer = FIND(theLayer); // get the real layer element (given the id)
                  theLayer.style.visibility = "hidden";//mark it has hidden
            // make sure all the submenus of this submenu are hidden
      }// end for each submenu

      //if this menu item has a child menu
      if (l.childMenu) {
            var childMenu = l.childMenu; // make a local reference
            if (document.layers) { // for netscape 4.x
                  // show that submenu!
                  childMenu.zIndex = l.parentLayer.zIndex +1;// move the child menu above the parent layer
                  // Position the top of the submenu.  The last factor is to move the submenu 1/3 of a menu item height
                  //  down.  This gives it that slightly offset look.
                  childMenu.top = l.top + l.parentLayer.top + l.Menu.menuLayer.top + l.Menu.menuItemHeight/3;
                  // don't let the child menu fall outside of the window
                  if (childMenu.left + childMenu.clip.width > window.innerWidth) {
                        // if we're about to fall outside the window, pull the submenu to the left.
                        childMenu.left = l.parentLayer.left - childMenu.clip.width + l.Menu.menuLayer.left + 15;
                        // make sure our container doesn't clip us off
                        l.Menu.container.clip.left -= childMenu.clip.width;
                  } else {
                        // this is the standard case where we put the submenu to the right of the parent menu,
                        //  but overlapping by 5 pixels
                        childMenu.left = l.parentLayer.left + l.parentLayer.clip.width  + l.Menu.menuLayer.left -5;
                  // now that we have a submenu, make sure our container is big enough to hold it

                  // calculate the width of what the menu container should be
                  var w = childMenu.clip.width+childMenu.left-l.Menu.container.clip.left;
                  if (w > l.Menu.container.clip.width) // if necessary, grow the clip width of the menu container
                        l.Menu.container.clip.width = w;
                  // calculate the height of what the menu container should be
                  var h = childMenu.clip.height+childMenu.top-l.Menu.container.clip.top;
                  if (h > l.Menu.container.clip.height) l.Menu.container.clip.height = h; // if necessary grow the height
                  l.document.layers[1].zIndex = 0; // set the highlite layer z-index to 0 (move to very back)
                  childMenu.visibility = "inherit";  // inherit our visibility
            } else if (FIND("menuItem0")) { // For IE and Mozilla
                  childMenu = FIND(l.childMenu); // grab the actual child menu element
                  var menuLayer = FIND(l.Menu.menuLayer); // grab the actual menu layer
                  var s = childMenu.style; // make a reference to the child menu's style
                  s.zIndex = menuLayer.style.zIndex+1; // move the child menu 'above' the menu layer

                  // Notice that we don't seem to handle the case where the child menu will be shown off
                  //  the window.  We do with netscape 4.x above...

                  if (document.all) { // ie case.
                        // Move the child menu to a little below the menu item
                        s.pixelTop = l.style.pixelTop + menuLayer.style.pixelTop + l.Menu.menuItemHeight/3;
                        // move the child menu to the right of the menu item, but overlap by 5 pixels
                        s.left = s.pixelLeft = (menuLayer.style.pixelWidth) + menuLayer.style.pixelLeft -5;
                  } else { // zilla case
                        // Move the child menu to a little below the menu item
                        var top = PxToNum(l.style.top) + PxToNum(menuLayer.style.top) + l.Menu.menuItemHeight/3;
                        // move the child menu to the right of the menu item, but overlap by 5 pixels
                        var left = (PxToNum(menuLayer.style.width)) + PxToNum(menuLayer.style.left) -5;
                        s.top = top;
                        s.left = left;
                  childMenu.style.visibility = "inherit"; // inherit our visiblity
            } else {
            // add this child menu to our list of active menus
            window.activeMenus[window.activeMenus.length] = childMenu;

// This function hides the currently active menus.
function hideActiveMenus() {
      // if we don't have any active menus, then I guess we don't have anything
      //  to do here!
      if (!window.activeMenus) return;
      // for each active menu
      for (var i=0; i < window.activeMenus.length; i++) {
            if (!activeMenus[i]) continue; // just a safety check
            if (activeMenus[i].visibility && activeMenus[i].Menu) { // for Netscape 4.x
                  activeMenus[i].visibility = "hidden"; // mark as hidden
                  activeMenus[i].Menu.container.visibility = "hidden"; //mark container as hidden as well
                  activeMenus[i].Menu.container.clip.left = 0; // move the left of the container to zero
            } else if (activeMenus[i].style) { // for IE and Mozilla
                  var s = activeMenus[i].style;
                  s.visibility = "hidden"; //set to hidden
                  s.left = -200;
                  s.top = -200;
      // if we have an active menu
      if (window.ActiveMenuItem) {
            hideMenu(false, false); // set a timer to hide the menu
      // clear out the active menus list
      window.activeMenus.length = 0;

Author Comment

by:Rowby Goren
ID: 13616302
This may or may not be relevant.

When I was in firefox, building the popup menu, building the tools, I was able to nudge the popup up and and down.  But I was unable to tell if it was being nudged a "pixel" or whatever.  Fireworks did not tell me.

If I would nudge it up one "unit" it was too high, and covered the thin white narrow border just below the buttons.  So I have a feeling that the javascript needs to be "rewritten" to move things up and down a PIXEL.  Not however else it was doing the nudging.

This comment may or may not be relevant.



Expert Comment

ID: 13622554
If the menu elements are tagged with an ID you can check the browser type/version and move them relative to their original position.

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Author Comment

by:Rowby Goren
ID: 13622602
That sounds interesting.     Not quite sure how to do that, but it certainly sounds like the  solution.

Accepted Solution

danataylor earned 2000 total points
ID: 13622790
Thanks.  Here's a sample for just an ordinary text item with a <h1> tag:


<script type="text/javascript">
function moveUp()

function moveback()

<h1 id="header" onmouseover="moveUp()" onmouseout="moveback()">
Here's some text</h1>



Author Comment

by:Rowby Goren
ID: 13628243
Thanks for that  info.  I will see if I can use it -- it is certainly the way to go with browser compatibility issues.



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