Database-generated nav menu?

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Subject: Database-generated nav menu?
Posted by:  barrygoo…
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008

I'm building a site that will display information on about 50
products. On each product page there is a right-hand nav menu linking
to various related documents. I would like to have this menu generated
from an external file, thus enabling me to quickly change the contents
of the menu when the need arises.

Though the menu structure is the same for each page, the files that
the menu links to differ from product to product. I'm not that
familiar with databases but suspect that I should be looking in that
direction to solve this problem.

I'm not looking for someone to explain the whole thing to me, only to
pointed in the right direction and perhaps some useful advice.

Any input would be appreciated.