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Populate Marquee tag with text file contents

I've got a client who I've built a site for.  The index page has a marquee on it which they would like to update daily/weekly.  However, they don't have any editors or tools to update it.  I would like to just pull the text in from a text file that they can upload whenever they want the marquee changed.  I have a style set up for the marquee so formatting is accomplished that way.

Is there any way to do an 'include' or some similar html/javascript to pull a text file's contents in?

Here's the marquee:
        <p align="center"><marquee scrollamount="4" width="600" style="font-size: 7pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; font-weight: bold">Words Here that should be pulled in from an external text file</marquee></p>

Thanks,
Doug
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brunoCommented:
sure, if the server supports Server Side Includes...


make sure the file is named something that will get parsed by the server, .shtml, .asp or something similar.


have your marquee text in a file called "marquee.txt"


then do this in code..


<p align="center"><marquee scrollamount="4" width="600" style="font-size: 7pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; font-weight: bold">
<!--#include file="marquee.txt"-->
</marquee></p>

for more on SSI check here:
www.bignosebird.com/ssi.shtml


BRUNO
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sluggo050499Author Commented:
Worked great... the host site supported asp.
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brunoCommented:
great, glad it worked for you!  Thanks for the A.  :-)
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