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mm_menu.js with aspx - unable to retrieve element object , returning undefined

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Hi guys,

I'm trying the dynamic menu on .aspx, but its not working as it did in .asp.
I have no problem creating span layer and add submenu on it in asp.
script.js file
function FIND(item) {
      if( window.mmIsOpera ) return(document.getElementById(item));
      if (document.all)  return(document.all[item]); <-- return undefined when i use it on aspx
      if (document.getElementById) return(document.getElementById(item));
      
       return(false);
}
function writeMenus(container)
{
  ...
document.writeln('<span id="menuContainer"  ></span>'); <-- this seems not working in aspx
container = FIND("menuContainer");
alert('hey'+container);  <-- undefined..
...
}

aspx file (c#)
<script src="../includes/scripts.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<%
String section = "Main Menu";                        
String subsection       = "stest";                        
String detail             = "img.jpg";            
%>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
section       = "<%=section%>";
subsection       = "<%=subsection%>";
detail             = "<%=detail%>";
// -->
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">mmLoadMenus();</script>
</HEAD>
<body onload="javascript:setnav('<%=section%>', '<%=subsection%>', '<%=detail%>');">

the js file i used is from :Andy Finnell, March 2002, mm_menu 20MAR2002 Version 6.0

Thanks for the help
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Question by:crabbear
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gops1 earned 500 total points
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Strange but works when I add some content:

document.writeln('<span id="menuContainer">&nbsp;</span>');
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by:crabbear
ID: 20416986
ya thats why im puzzled. urs work in aspx? prehaps u post ur aspx code for me to reference?
In my main aspx file, i include
<script src="../includes/scripts.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <%
                  String section       = "EmployeeBasics";                        
                  String subsection       = "NewEmployees";                        
                  String detail             = "img-passportVISA.jpg";            
            %>
            <script type="text/javascript">
            <!--
                  section       = "<%=section%>";
                  subsection       = "<%=subsection%>";
                  detail             = "<%=detail%>";
                  document.writeln('<span id="menuContainer"  ></span>');
                  var span = document.getElementById("menuContainer");
                  alert(span);
            // -->
            </script>
            <script type="text/javascript">mmLoadMenus();</script>
      </HEAD>
      <body
onload="javascript:setnav('<%=section%>', '<%=subsection%>', '<%=detail%>');"MS_POSITIONING="GridLayout">

and this in my body tag
<!-- #include virtual="/aphr/includes/topnav.aspx" -->

my topnav.aspx display all the menus
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by:crabbear
ID: 20416990
i tried adding:
document.writeln('<span id="menuContainer"  ></span>');
var span = document.getElementById("menuContainer");
alert(span);
as u can see from above.
But it returns null. im stuck

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by:crabbear
ID: 20417000
OH MY GOD...
now it works..
and I dont know why...

Works in asp, BUT not in aspx
document.writeln('<span id="menuContainer"  ></span>');  

Works in BOTH asp and aspx
document.writeln('<span id="menuContainer">&nbsp;</span>');

Crazy browser..
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