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How do you create nested navigation with XML?

I am new to XML and I need to create a simple left navigation bar that is nested, but I can't seem to get it to work.  I have attached my incomplete code, but I'm not sure if you need anything else.  I need this as soon as possible please!
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
- <navigation>
- <elements>
- <navigation>
  <name>Info</name> 
- <elements>
- <page>
  <name>Overview</name> 
  <uri>${LINK}</uri> 
  </page>
- <navigation>
<!--Start sub menu-->
  <name>Sub Menu Title</name> 
- <elements>
- <link>
  <name>Sub Menu Link 1</name> 
  <href>http://www.link.com</href> 
  <target>_new</target> 
  </link>
- <link>
  <name>Sub Menu Link 2</name> 
  <href>http://www.link.com</href> 
  <target>_new</target> 
  </link>
- <link>
  <name>Sub Menu Link 3</name> 
  <href>http://www.link.com</href> 
  <target>_new</target> 
  </link>
  </elements>
  </navigation>
 <!--end sub menu--> 
- <link>
  <name>Menu Link</name> 
  <href>http://www.link.com</href> 
  <target>_new</target> 
  </link>
- <link>
  <name>Website</name> 
  <href>http://www.link.com</href> 
  <target>_new</target> 
  </link>
- <link>
  <name>Stories</name> 
  <href>http://www.link.com</href> 
  <target>_new</target> 
  </link>
  </elements>
  <displayMode>ONE_COLUMN</displayMode> 
  </navigation>

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MogalManicCommented:
XML is just data!  What language are you using to transform this into a menu?  XSLT?  ASP.Net?  Java?   Perl?  Python?
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lhedgecothAuthor Commented:
Sorry, like I said I'm new to this....we are using the xml navigation in Alfresco and I believe it uses JSP.  I hope that's what you needed to know.
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ahllCommented:
Well,

What you attached is not "your code", its basically the menu structure. You need to "decrypt" this and convert it to actual links or buttons to create your menu in a user friendly way.
In order to do this you need to use one of the programming languages(JSP in your case). The algorithm is pretty straight forward, just loop through all the XML file and look for the <link> node, then start building your link with the properties inside the node.
The loop would run till there is no more <link> nodes left.
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lhedgecothAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your explanation, I really appreciate it!
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ahllCommented:
Glad it helped. Thanks for the point and good luck!.
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