Navbar generator?

Russ Schnapp rlssdpm at
Sat Apr 1 17:16:40 CST 2000


I'm putting together a web site for a small company, basically 
placing their catalog online.  I want to have a nice, heirarchical 
navigation bar on each page, and I don't want to rely on any fancy 
client-side features, such as javascript, to display it.  

I'm planning to approach this by having a PERL script process 
each page in the site, inserting the appropriate nav bar code into 
each page.  I figure that the main input to the script would be a file 

1. what HTML code to use in order to display each level in the 


2. a  description of the heirarchy, indicating which source file 
occupies which position

The source files would have a special tag (e.g., <navbar/>) that the 
script would replace with the code generated in this manner.

Before I go off and design/write this thing from scratch, It occurred 
to me to see if anyone knows whether such a thing already exists.

Any suggestions?  (Yes, this is right on topic for what was 
supposed to have been presented at last month's meeting!)


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