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Using the Auto-generated menu here that reads [h#] for the menu:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/PHP/Q_21796123.html


How can I do this from outside the file, with many files?

For example, I have a standard menu included in each file, that has a link to each file.  I would like to include a submenu based on the headings of each file as the above link does.

For example

Files:
Introduction.php
Page1.php
Page2.php


Menu:
Introduction link
  - link to H2 (1)
  - link to H2 (2)
  - link to H2 (3)
 ...
Page1 link
  - link to H2 (1)
  - link to H2 (2)
  - link to H2 (3)
 ...
Page2 link
  - link to H2 (1)
  - link to H2 (2)
  - link to H2 (3)
 ...

Thanks!
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Question by:galneweinhaw
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You wouldn't want to do that on each hit, because your website would become very slow because of the number of files that need to be accessed on each and every request..

When you realy need this kind of setup it is usually better to only show the main menu items, and show the subheader only when you are in the corresponding file.
Another approach might be to use caching, but this would still involve a large amount of file/hard disk interaction.

A third way is to hardcode the menu, or drive it from a database.

-r-
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