This multi-level drop down menu script weighs in at only 1.2 KB. It features animation, active header persistence, easy implementation and multiple instance support.
To initialize a drop down menu use the following code:
var menu=new menu.dd('menu'); menu.init('menu','menuhover');
You must create a new menu object before initialization. The parameter taken by menu.dd is the variable name used for the object. The object.init function takes 2 parameters: the id of the menu unordered list and the id of the initially sorted column (optional). If you want to exclude a column from sorting then add class=”nosort” to the appropriate table header. The styling of the table is totally customizable via CSS.
This script has been tested in all major browsers and is available free of charge for both personal or commercial projects under the creative commons license. Community support is available here. Paid support is also available, contact me for details.