[thelist] name of function / cascading menu effect

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 15:04:21 CDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Bob Meetin<bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:
> what is the name of the function, also what is used to create a
> cascading menu system:
> 1) select vehicle type (car or truck)
> 2) if car, second menu dynamically lists: audi, jensen, mercury,
> pontiac, volkswagen
> 3) if select jensen, third menu dynamically changes to list jensen
> healey or jensen interceptor
> what is this called?

I'd accept "cascading menu system" :-)

> language? javascript, mootools, jquery, ajax?

JavaScript is a programming language.

MooTools and jQuery are two (of many!) JavaScript libraries.

AJAX is an acronym referring to a particular use of JavaScript.

In any case, yes, doing a menu like you describe client-side *without*
a full page refresh requires JavaScript, though not necessarily any of
the other three mentioned.

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