Navbar generator?

Eugene Tsyrklevich eugenet at
Sat Apr 1 21:23:49 CST 2000

See Perl Journal Issue #12 (Volume 3, Issue 4, Winter98). It's got an article on dynamically generating navigation bars by Lincoln Stein.


On Sat, 1 Apr 2000 15:16:40    Russ Schnapp wrote:
>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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