[development] The menu - does it have to be different on each page?
gerhard at killesreiter.de
Tue Aug 29 22:09:26 UTC 2006
In my endeavour to have better caching in Drupal. One of the things we
already cache is the menu tree for each user. What we cannot cache is
the rendered version of this tree (the navigation block) because it
changes on each and every page.
I was wondering if we need this. Couldn't we always render the complete
menu and only hide the pieces we don't want to show through some CSS/JS?
Sure, this would put users of non-CSS browsers maybe at an disadvantage,
but is it that bad? If you are not an admin the number of additional
items is rather small.
One problem that has been pointed out is that we add the "active" class
to the current menu item. Would there be a way around this?
Caching the whole rendered menu block would have some serious
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