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I need to create another instance of an element that has specific css design

Posted on 2014-03-27
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I have such html code:
<div id='collapse_menu'>
            <a id="collapse_icon" onclick="handle_collapse(this);">++</a>Banks
           <ul id="collapse_content">
               <li><a href="http://bank1.com">Bank1</a></li>
               <li><a href="http://bank2.com">Bank2</a></li>
               <li><a href="http://bank3.com">Bank3</a></li>
           </ul>
       </div>

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css code:

#collapse_menu ul{display:none;}
#collapse_menu li{font-style:italic;}
#collapse_icon {cursor:pointer;}

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javascript:

var collapse_icon_collapsed = '++' ;
var collapse_icon_expanded = '--' ;
         
function handle_collapse(elm)
{
  if(this.collapse_icon.innerHTML == collapse_icon_collapsed) {this.collapse_icon.innerHTML = collapse_icon_expanded ;this.collapse_content.style.display="block";}
  else
  if(this.collapse_icon.innerHTML == collapse_icon_expanded) {this.collapse_icon.innerHTML = collapse_icon_collapsed ;this.collapse_content.style.display="none";}
}

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What I am hoping to acheive is this:
I want to use this template so that when I want to add another category(menu) for
theatres for example, I'll do something like this:

<div id='collapse_menu'>
            <a id="collapse_icon" onclick="handle_collapse(this);">++</a>Theatres
           <ul id="collapse_content">
               <li><a href="http://theatre1.com">theatre1</a></li>
               <li><a href="http://theatre.com">theatre2</a></li>
               <li><a href="http://theatre3.com">theatre3</a></li>
           </ul>
       </div>

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If I use this now, pressing second menu will expand the first one!
I'm just going about it the wrong way, any help would appreciated.
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Question by:aboo_s
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by:Gary
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You cannot have multiple elements with the same ID - ID is supposed to be unique.
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by:aboo_s
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That much I know, question is how do I go about this?
I need the same template that I can use over and over.
Perhaps call the second one menu2 that is also a menu that has the same css attributes or something!
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Chris Stanyon earned 500 total points
ID: 39959555
Use classes instead of IDs:

<div class='collapse_menu'>
            <a class="collapse_icon" onclick="handle_collapse(this);">++</a>Banks
           <ul class="collapse_content">
               <li><a href="http://bank1.com">Bank1</a></li>
               <li><a href="http://bank2.com">Bank2</a></li>
               <li><a href="http://bank3.com">Bank3</a></li>
           </ul>
       </div>

.collapse_menu li{font-style:italic;}
.collapse_icon {cursor:pointer;}

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by:aboo_s
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Yes, quite simple isn't it!
give them different ids but same classes.
Thanks.
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by:aboo_s
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Very simple, right on the spot.
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by:Gary
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Use this javascript instead, it doesn't rely on ID's so you can leave your HTML as it is

http://jsfiddle.net/GaryC123/hK44A/

<script>
        var collapse_icon_collapsed = '++';
        var collapse_icon_expanded = '--';
    function handle_collapse(elm) {
        if (elm.innerHTML == collapse_icon_collapsed) {
            elm.innerHTML = collapse_icon_expanded;
            elm.nextElementSibling.style.display = "block";
        } else if (elm.innerHTML == collapse_icon_expanded) {
            elm.innerHTML = collapse_icon_collapsed;
            elm.nextElementSibling.style.display = "none";
        }
    }
</script>

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Thanks
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