* 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.
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!