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Old January 22nd, 2007, 04:17 PM
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I am working on a JSP page that contains my first Master.css file:

.menu {
    font-size: 12px;

.menu a {
    color: white;
    width: 85px;
    text-align: center;
    padding: 2px 0px;
    text-decoration: none;
    background-color: #1D4970;
    border: 1px solid #1D4970;

.menu a:hover {
    color: #141D26;
    background-color: #9BAEBF;
    border-color: #E0E6EB

.menu span {
    width: 85px;
    text-align: center;
    padding: 3px 0px;
    color: silver;

div.submenu {
    position: absolute;
    visibility: hidden;
    top: 116px;

div.submenu a {
    text-align: left;
    display: block;
    font-weight: normal;
    padding-left: 2px;
My problem is occurring with MENU and SUBMENU items.

My objective is that currently I have a MENU item called Requisition. Underneath that MENU ITEM I have a clickable submenu item called Approve. I need to add two NON-CLICKABLE submenu items underneath Approve, one called MODIFY and the other called SEARCH.

My problem is I do not know how to add another value to do what it is I want. What I tried is adding the following:

div.submenu span {
      color: silver;

What happened is that I lost all my formatting from .menu and div.submenu for some reason(?) and I do not know what is the best way to make these two submenu items not clickable.

Any suggestions or direction on how to accomplish the formatting and create non-clickable items would be greatly appreciated.

Old January 23rd, 2007, 09:57 AM
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It'd help us to troubleshoot your problem better if you could provide a URL to the code on a live website.


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Old February 1st, 2007, 10:02 AM
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I would suggest the following URL for your question. I am sure it will help you alot:



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