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              <div class="tab">
<div class="tab_title" id="tabs">
<li><a id="myfavorite" rel="tab1" href="#" class="selected">#tab1</a>
<li><a id="myfavorite" rel="tab1-1" href="#" class="selected">#tab1-1</a>
<li><a id="myfavorite" rel="tab1-2" href="#" class="">#tab1-2</a>
<li><a rel="tab2" href="#" class="">#tab2</a></li>
<div class="tab_container">
<ul style="display: inline-block;" id="tab1" class="tab_content">
<li style="display: block;" id="tab1-1" class="tab_content">#tab1-1</li>
<li style="display: none;" id="tab1-2" class="tab_content">#tab1-2</li>
<div class="tab_content" id="tab2" style="display: none;"><ul>#tab2</ul> </div>
 <script type="text/javascript">
var mypets=new ddtabcontent("tabs")

              function ddtabcontent(tabinterfaceid){
this.tabinterfaceid=tabinterfaceid //ID of Tab Menu main container
this.tabs=document.getElementById(tabinterfaceid).getElementsByTagName("a") //Get all tab links within container
this.hottabspositions=[] //Array to store position of tabs that have a "rel" attr defined, relative to all tab links, within container
this.currentTabIndex=0 //Index of currently selected hot tab (tab with sub content) within hottabspositions[] array
this.subcontentids=[] //Array to store ids of the sub contents ("rel" attr values)
this.revcontentids=[] //Array to store ids of arbitrary contents to expand/contact as well ("rev" attr values)
this.selectedClassTarget="link" //keyword to indicate which target element to assign "selected" CSS class ("linkparent" or "link")
var re=new RegExp(Name+"=[^;]+", "i"); //construct RE to search for target name/value pair
if (document.cookie.match(re)) //if cookie found
return document.cookie.match(re)[0].split("=")[1] //return its value
return ""
ddtabcontent.setCookie=function(name, value){
document.cookie = name+"="+value+";path=/" //cookie value is domain wide (path=/)
expandit:function(tabid_or_position){ //PUBLIC function to select a tab either by its ID or position(int) within its peers
this.cancelautorun() //stop auto cycling of tabs (if running)
var tabref=""
if (typeof tabid_or_position=="string" && document.getElementById(tabid_or_position).getAttribute("rel")) //if specified tab contains "rel" attr
else if (parseInt(tabid_or_position)!=NaN && this.tabs[tabid_or_position].getAttribute("rel")) //if specified tab contains "rel" attr
catch(err){alert("Invalid Tab ID or position entered!")}
if (tabref!="") //if a valid tab is found based on function parameter
this.expandtab(tabref) //expand this tab
cycleit:function(dir, autorun){ //PUBLIC function to move foward or backwards through each hot tab (tabinstance.cycleit('foward/back') )
if (dir=="next"){
var currentTabIndex=(this.currentTabIndex<this.hottabspositions.length-1)? this.currentTabIndex+1 : 0
else if (dir=="prev"){
var currentTabIndex=(this.currentTabIndex>0)? this.currentTabIndex-1 : this.hottabspositions.length-1
if (typeof autorun=="undefined") //if cycleit() is being called by user, versus autorun() function
this.cancelautorun() //stop auto cycling of tabs (if running)
setpersist:function(bool){ //PUBLIC function to toggle persistence feature
setselectedClassTarget:function(objstr){ //PUBLIC function to set which target element to assign "selected" CSS class ("linkparent" or "link")
this.selectedClassTarget=objstr || "link"
getselectedClassTarget:function(tabref){ //Returns target element to assign "selected" CSS class to
return (this.selectedClassTarget==("linkparent".toLowerCase()))? tabref.parentNode : tabref
var result=window.location.search.match(new RegExp(tabinterfaceid+"=(\\d+)", "i")) //check for "?tabinterfaceid=2" in URL
return (result==null)? null : parseInt(RegExp.$1) //returns null or index, where index (int) is the selected tab's index
var subcontentid=tabref.getAttribute("rel") //Get id of subcontent to expand
//Get "rev" attr as a string of IDs in the format ",john,george,trey,etc," to easily search through
var associatedrevids=(tabref.getAttribute("rev"))? ","+tabref.getAttribute("rev").replace(/\s+/, "")+"," : ""
for (var i=0; i<this.tabs.length; i++){ //Loop through all tabs, and assign only the selected tab the CSS class "selected"
this.getselectedClassTarget(this.tabs[i]).className=(this.tabs[i].getAttribute("rel")==subcontentid)? "selected" : ""
if (this.enabletabpersistence) //if persistence enabled, save selected tab position(int) relative to its peers
ddtabcontent.setCookie(this.tabinterfaceid, tabref.tabposition)
this.setcurrenttabindex(tabref.tabposition) //remember position of selected tab within hottabspositions[] array
for (var i=0; i<this.subcontentids.length; i++){
var subcontent=document.getElementById(this.subcontentids[i]) //cache current subcontent obj (in for loop)
subcontent.style.display=(subcontent.id==subcontentid)? "inline-block" : "none" //"show" or hide sub content based on matching id attr value
var allrevids=this.revcontentids
for (var i=0; i<allrevids.length; i++){ //Loop through rev attributes for all tabs in this tab interface
//if any values stored within associatedrevids matches one within allrevids, expand that DIV, otherwise, contract it
document.getElementById(allrevids[i]).style.display=(associatedrevids.indexOf(","+allrevids[i]+",")!=-1)? "inline-block" : "none"
setcurrenttabindex:function(tabposition){ //store current position of tab (within hottabspositions[] array)
for (var i=0; i<this.hottabspositions.length; i++){
if (tabposition==this.hottabspositions[i]){
autorun:function(){ //function to auto cycle through and select tabs based on a set interval
this.cycleit('next', true)
if (typeof this.autoruntimer!="undefined")
var persistedtab=ddtabcontent.getCookie(this.tabinterfaceid) //get position of persisted tab (applicable if persistence is enabled)
var selectedtab=-1 //Currently selected tab index (-1 meaning none)
var selectedtabfromurl=this.urlparamselect(this.tabinterfaceid) //returns null or index from: tabcontent.htm?tabinterfaceid=index
this.automodeperiod=automodeperiod || 0
for (var i=0; i<this.tabs.length; i++){
this.tabs[i].tabposition=i //remember position of tab relative to its peers
if (this.tabs[i].getAttribute("rel")){
var tabinstance=this
this.hottabspositions[this.hottabspositions.length]=i //store position of "hot" tab ("rel" attr defined) relative to its peers
this.subcontentids[this.subcontentids.length]=this.tabs[i].getAttribute("rel") //store id of sub content ("rel" attr value)
         tabinstance.cancelautorun() //stop auto cycling of tabs (if running)
         return false
if (this.tabs[i].getAttribute("rev")){ //if "rev" attr defined, store each value within "rev" as an array element
if (selectedtabfromurl==i || this.enabletabpersistence && selectedtab==-1 && parseInt(persistedtab)==i || !this.enabletabpersistence && selectedtab==-1 && this.getselectedClassTarget(this.tabs[i]).className=="selected"){
         selectedtab=i //Selected tab index, if found
} //END for loop
if (selectedtab!=-1) //if a valid default selected tab index is found
this.expandtab(this.tabs[selectedtab]) //expand selected tab (either from URL parameter, persistent feature, or class="selected" class)
else //if no valid default selected index found
this.expandtab(this.tabs[this.hottabspositions[0]]) //Just select first tab that contains a "rel" attr
if (parseInt(this.automodeperiod)>500 && this.hottabspositions.length>1){
this.autoruntimer=setInterval(function(){tabinstance.autorun()}, this.automodeperiod)
} //END int() function
} //END Prototype assignment

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