The <ITEM-LIST> tag allows you to insert drop-down menus of items (each item being a DNA article, a DNA Member, or a website). Choosing a link will jump to that destination, either in the same window or a new one, depending on the setting of the radio button.
This tag does not form part of Approved GuideML.
Syntax and Usage
Optional attributes are shown in italics, and the vertical bar character | denotes a choice, so H2G2|BIO|HREF means one of H2G2, BIO or HREF.
<ITEM-LIST NAME="...unique name...">
<FIRSTITEM>...first item name...</FIRSTITEM>
This tag inserts a drop-down menu into your article. The tags work as follows:
The optional <FIRSTITEM> tag can be used to define what is displayed in the menu before a choice is made; the ...first item name... argument is what is shown. The default used if there is no <FIRSTITEM> tag is Please choose one.
Each <ITEM> tag represents an item in the menu. <ITEM> tags use the same attributes as the <LINK> tag - H2G2, BIO or HREF - to determine the destination for each item in the menu. The ...text... part is what is displayed in the menu.
You should put in an <ITEM> tag for each item you want to appear in the menu, and they are displayed in the menu in the order in which they appear within the <ITEM-LIST> block.
Here's a menu with a <FIRSTITEM> tag and five <BIO> arguments to the <ITEM> tag:Please choose a Guide EditorDmitri GheorgheniGnomonIcy NorthLanzababySolnushka
<FIRSTITEM>Please choose a Guide Editor</FIRSTITEM> <ITEM BIO="U1590784">Dmitri Gheorgheni</ITEM>
<ITEM BIO="U225620">Icy North</ITEM>
Here's a menu where you can choose from three items:FeedbackMore about linksBBCi <ITEM-LIST NAME="dropdown2"> <ITEM H2G2="Feedback">Feedback</ITEM> <ITEM H2G2="A184763">More about links</ITEM> <ITEM HREF="http://www.bbc.co.uk/">BBCi</ITEM> </ITEM-LIST>