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I'm not quite sure how to do this or exactly how to explain it. There is a peice of code I want dynamically placed around a certin menu item when that menu item is clicked. The layout is setup where the navigation looks like tabs at the top, and <li id="first" class="active"></li> will make that tab look like its the 'active' one.
I have the navigation in nav.php which is included with include();. I'd like for the tab I click on to appear active on that page.

Hope I've made this clear enough..
<li id="first" class="active"><a href="index.php">Main</a></li>
<li><a href="staff.php">Staff/Servers</a></li>
<li><a href="tos.php">TOS</a></li>
<li><a href="aup.php">AUP</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Link</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Link</a></li>

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This code should give you an idea of how it's done.

$links = array(
'index' => 'Main',
'staff' => 'Staff/Servers',
'tos' => 'TOS',
'aup' => 'AUP',

$current_page = empty($_GET['page']) || !key_exists($_GET['page'],$links) ? 'index' : $_GET['page'];

echo <<<EOF
<style type="text/css">
.active {
font-weight: bold;

foreach($links as $link_key => $link_text)
if($current_page == $link_key)

$extra = $current_page == $link_key ? " class='active'" : null;
echo "\t<li{$extra}><a href='?page={$link_key}'>{$link_text}</a></li>\n";
echo "</ul>\n";

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