September 12, 2004

Pull Down This

I have updated the Pull Down Menu with all the latest MuNubies.

A couple of thoughts - when earlier I sent out a cry for help - thank you Mr. Willie and Tuning Spork - our great and exalted leader Pixy Misanoted this in a comment:

I've confirmed that the Javascript lists definitely aren't working with the Ecosystem, so I changed Ambient Irony and Munuviana over to PHP (which definitely does work).
I guess this means that links from this script aren't working with the Ecosystem either. I haven't the slightest idea what to do about that. Can this PHP (whatever the hell that is) do a pull down?

I guess I have some Googling to do!

Posted by Stephen Macklin at September 12, 2004 02:39 AM

I'm sure it could... try this:

=Make a text file of your current code and name it
=Upload file to the regular archive path at MuNuviana
=Insert this text into your index file where you want your menu to appear: <?php include(''); ?>

That should work... if not let me know and I'll try to work out any bugs and test it on my site...

Note that you'll have to have a php enabled site!

Posted by Madfish Willie at September 12, 2004 03:50 AM

By the way... I thought Jim had confirmed that the ecosystem was counting the pulldown menu links???

Posted by Madfish Willie at September 12, 2004 03:50 AM

Now that you mention it I do recall that it had been verified that pull downs are Eco friendly!

Question though, for those of us with limited understanding, what is the benefit of PHP vs HTML?

And If I change the setting and rebuild will it break existing links?

Posted by Stephen Macklin at September 12, 2004 04:35 AM

PHP gives you a full programming language to do clever tricks with, whereas HTML is only for markup. But any HTML file is also a valid PHP file; PHP only looks at stuff enclosed in the <?php and ?> markers.

No, it will leave your old HTML files around so that links will still work.

Posted by Pixy Misa at September 12, 2004 08:24 AM