Scrolling text from external file

Posted on 2007-11-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I need a scrolling text that will load the text  from a text file (.txt), so that the users will be able to change the text regularly. Maybe with an option of having some of the text link to another page. Thanks
Question by:cenweb
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gops1 earned 125 total points
ID: 20339209
A small demonstration with Ajax. Designed to run locally. Please do a further study to adapt to your environment. Here is the code:

		<title>Script Demo Gops</title>
		<script language="javascript">
			function ajaxpage(url, containerid){
				var page_request = false
				if (window.XMLHttpRequest) // if Mozilla, Safari etc
					  page_request = new XMLHttpRequest()
				else if (window.ActiveXObject){ // if IE
					  try {
							page_request = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP")
					  }catch (e){
								  page_request = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
							}catch (e){}
				} else return false
					  loadpage(page_request, containerid)
				}'GET', url, true)
			function loadpage(page_request, containerid){
				if (page_request.readyState == 4 && (page_request.status==200 || window.location.href.indexOf("http")==-1))
				ajaxpage('marque.txt', 'mar');
	<body topmargin="0" leftmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
		<marquee style="position:absolute;left:100px;margin-top:100px;background-color:grey;width:200px;height:15px;font-family:verdana;font-size:11px;" scrolldelay="1000" id="mar">aaaa</marquee>

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Author Comment

ID: 20339255

UI take it "'marque.txt" is the external text file. Can you please give me what the content of the text file will look like. Thanks

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Expert Comment

ID: 20339398
You can type anything. Here is what I have:
"This would be so slow, you'd get no sense of animation."

Author Comment

ID: 20339552
Sorry I think I'm missing something. the content of my marque.txt file is not displayed, but the text typed between the <marque > tags.
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Expert Comment

ID: 20340054
where have you placed the file? Is it in the same directory?

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