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* A CHALLENGE TO ALL...GRFX ANIMATION *

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I have created a webpage that shows 6 TV monitors and 6 respective remote controls to change the channel of the TV. It uses Javascript to achieve all this. You can see it at:
http://members.unrestricted.net/crimsan/tests/netmov.htm

* My brother posted a message about problems he was having with the site but wasn't fortunate enough in getting a solution.

We are looking to have these TV sets show multi-frame animation in them (via many JPGs or other) and to allow the user to change channels to show different movies in the monitors.  We want to have 6 TV sets so that the user can turn on more than 1 TV to watch more than one movie.

If you play with the webpage I mentioned above you'll see that some channels show TV-SNOW while other channels (top right TV, channel 1) shows an actual movie animation.  The webpage is exactly what we want.  You're probably saying if I already have this webpage WHY am I asking a question here?

The problem is COMPATIBILITY and CRASHING.  We want to achieve the same results (or "cleverly" imitate it) but have total compatability with Netscape 2-4.0 and MS-Explorer 3-4.  Presently it is compatible with Netscape 3-4 and IE4, however it "strangely" crashes with Netscape 3 and Netscape 4.  This just isn't acceptable!

My challenge goes out to ANYONE who can "imitate" the webpage mentioned above yet having compatibliity with Netscape 2-4 and IE 3-4.  Or at least compatiable with Netscape 3-4 and IE 4 and ABSOLUTELY "no crashing" for any of the browsers.

We have been thinking of using INVISIBLE FRAMES around each TV monitor and when a channel is clicked it calls an HTML webpage that has a META refresh and <IMG> tag with ONLOAD. The REFRESH calls the next image in the sequence and so it looks like an animation is occuring in the TV monitor.  Problem: we want the 6 TV monitors which all don't fit on a single browser display (you must scroll).  Since we're using frames, a single scroll bar to scroll the entire page to see more TV monitors is not possible.

Another solution: use Javascript to replace the image in the monitor with the next image in the sequence.  Thi is our present method and is not compatibale with Netscape 2 or IE 3 and actually crashes Netscape 3 and sometimes 4.  Check out out webpage

If you can think of a method on literally imitating the webpage (multi images to create animation in a localized area -- 6 different locations) we already have so that it is compatible with Netscape 2-4 and IE 3-4 or at least uncrashable in any browser then YOU ARE A GOD.  I have worked on this problem for weeks now and nothing.  Maybe a solution is in a CGI returned header MIME TYPE, simple HTML/META and frames (maybe I missed something), etc ?

I NEED A SOLUTION!!  And I can feel there is one...

Good luck.  Let's see if you can get the answer before me!
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To do what I mentioned I could use the zipped contents of your pages send to me at ndnet@eudoramail.com as an attachment.
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