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Creating an IE-Only Database Driven Menu System With PHP, MySQL and DHTML


Web pages are very flexible, and are used in more places than just the Internet. In this article, Annette will teach us how to create a PHP/DHTML driven menu system that uses MySQL to store its menu headings and items.

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By: Annette Tennison
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January 05, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Creating an IE-Only Database Driven Menu System With PHP, MySQL and DHTML
  2. · Creating the database
  3. · Displaying the menus in Internet Explorer
  4. · Displaying the menus in Internet Explorer (contd.)
  5. · Conclusion

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Who said building dynamic database-driven menus was hard? As you’ve just seen, it doesn’t take too much work to create a feature rich menu in Internet Explorer using PHP, JavaScript and some MySQL queries.

A menu similar to the one described in this article could be a great addition to your intranet… especially if it is database-driven. How about letting users link to some resources around your network? Or letting users post "sticky notes " under different menu headings… there are so many ways that a menu like this can be used to enhance any site.

If you’re just new to JavaScript or MySQL, then you may want to take a look at some of the books shown below.
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