[Typo3] bars between menu items

Christopher bedlamhotel at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 01:15:25 CEST 2005


On 6/23/05, Dr. Patrick van der Smagt <smagt at dlr.de> wrote:
> I'm trying to setup the following menus:
>  1. Item
>  -------
>  2. Item  (this one is active)
>  2.1 Item
>  2.2 Item
>  --------
>  3. Item
>  --------
>  4. Item
>  --------
> Using foldout menus, horizontal bars should be following level-1 menu items,
> except when these are activated (as "2. Item" in the above example).  In
> that case, the bar should be following the last level-2 menu item.

Styles like this are one of the places that using nested lists for
markup comes in very handy. In a navigation menu  made of lists, the
second level menus are _contained_ in one of the top level's list
items (<li>). This means that you can simply style the top level's
<li> elements to have a bottom border or some similar thing:

lib.navigation = HMENU
lib.navigation.1 = TMENU
lib.navigation.1 {
  wrap = <ul id="navigation">|</ul>

  NO.wrapItemAndSub = <li>|</li>

lib.navigation.2 = TMENU
lib.navigation.2 {
  wrap = <ul>|</ul>

  NO.wrapItemAndSub - <li>|</li>

<ul id="navigation">
  <li><a href="#">Lorem</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Ipsum</a>
     <li><a href="#">Consectetuer</a></li>
     <li><a href="#">Adispiscing</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Dolor</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Sit</a></li>
  <li><a href="#">Amet</a></li>

ul#navigation li {
  border-bottom:2px solid red;

ul#navigation ul li {

...if I've typed this out right (sorry, can't take time to test it
just now; let me know if it doesn't work and I will correct it...),
ALL your list items should have a 2px wide bottom border _except_
'consectetuer'. Obviously I've left out most of the bells and
whistles; if you need more info about styling list-based menus with
css, just google 'listamatic'.


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