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Make flashing text without using GIF animation

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How can I make the string of information, mainly text, to flash like on TV, using HTML codes ? I don't wanna use any graphics so as to save space.

A little background to the above question : I have a graphic of a TV screen, or computer monitor for that matter, and I wanted to display information for my users, telling 'em abt upcoming string of events. So, I wanna flash the text, display 'em on the screen for a second or two, then, flash the next text and so on.
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by:mes
ID: 1841701
You need javascript or java for that. The easiest is to use javascript. If you want I can give you an example of how to do it.

MES.
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by:lisalim
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Hello mes !

If u don't mind, I would like to look at the example that you can offer me. However, if you do know of how to do it in pure HTML, I'll surely appreciate that.

Meanwhile, looking forward to your guidance thru' the example.

Thanks !
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by:Trevor013097
ID: 1841703
In HTML there is a tag called <BLINK> which falshes enclosed text on the screen.  However it does not have the capability of rotating the text contained.

Other thanthis simple method you will not find a method of doing this in pure html, Javascript is your best bet.  I'm sure that MES can help you out.


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nathans earned 30 total points
ID: 1841704
Trevor is correct there is no Pure HTML way to do this.

There is javascript, java, perl, cgi, Dynamic HTML, ... These can
all do it.  If you want I can try and help you decide which one is best for you...

Dynamic HTML works oneway on IE and another on Netscape.

Java or Javascript is proably best.

If you need help email me
nathan@cyberservices.com - Home
nathan_stanford@cabp.com - Work
A True Perl N. u T.
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by:ozo
ID: 1841705
Well, <META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="3;URL=http://www.some.org/some.html">
could do it in html, but I don't think you'd want to do it that way.
(actually, I think it would also be annoying to do it with <SCRIPT> or GIF animation)
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by:lisalim
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Thanks for all the advice/comments given folks ! Although I must say that I'm pretty disappointed that HTML can't do what I wanted. Looks like I have to do some reading up on JAVA or PERL, ya ? Wonder which is easier.......
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by:nathans
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Personally if you are not a programmer then I would start with learning whichever you have access to.  If you have the money then Java but Perl you can get free off of the Internet.  Also javascript you can borrow from other peoples Ideas.
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by:lisalim
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Nathans, so, u think u can tell me where to download PERL ? I think I'll have Java soon, it's on its way, still waiting the p.o. to go through.
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