Child tables from Navigation Templates

I have had a few customers recently have problems accessing child tables from navigation templates. The problem is that the $sys.item in a navigation is not the same as $sys.item in a normal template. In a navigation template this is a dynamically created proxy object that handles the relationships between navons through the submenu slot. This means that the following which would work on a normal template returns no results.


On a navigation template to get the same behavior just use the following to get hold of the underlying Node object first and it should now work.