[thelist] javascript for expand/collapse list (aka tree view)

Mike F lists at wirelust.com
Tue Aug 12 16:24:28 CDT 2003

If you're looking for a structurally sound one, check out 
http://www.gazingus.org/dhtml/?id=109 and more specifically the expanded 
menu (http://www.gazingus.org/html/menuExpandable3.html).


Sarah wrote:
> I am looking for some JavaScript for an expandable/collapsible "tree 
> view" list (i.e. an unordered list in HTML). It only needs to work in 
> Internet Explorer 6 and Netscape 6+/Mozilla, as it is for a limited 
> number of people who all have similar computers. I have a general idea 
> of how this would be done with JavaScript using the onclick of each <li> 
> and using childNodes and parentNodes to do the hiding/showing of the 
> list; I just don't want to spend a whole lot of time trying to 
> "re-invent the wheel". Basically, I just want to make my client happy by 
> adding this functionality to their site, so I'm looking for a quick and 
> dirty solution - but with nice clean code :) So if anyone knows of an 
> existing script which does something like this, could you please point 
> me to it?
> TIA!
> Sarah

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