IE6 Compatiable News Ticker

Posted on 2011-02-18
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a client who has over 250 desktop computers which use IE6 as the default browser. I developed a web-based employee only site which is a login accessed site area.

One of the features they asked was for a news ticker (horizontally moving from right to left). I found a few scripts which work, but one only worked well in FF3.0 or later but not IE. I then found one that worked well in FF3.0 as well as IE8. However, I just found out that it doesn't display properly in IE6.

I either need an old script which is IE6 compatible or someone to identify what is causing the current script to make the scrolling text display about 1 inch above the bounding box... only in IE6. This looks fine in IE8 and FF.
<cfquery name="qTICKER" datasource="#mydsn#">
    SELECT * FROM emp_ticker
    WHERE display>0
    ORDER BY display
<script type="text/javascript">

var memorywidth="548px" //scroller width
var memoryheight="20px" //scroller height
var memorybgcolor="#666" //scroller background
var memorypadding="2px" //padding applied to the scroller. 0 for non.
var borderCSS="border: 1px #666;" //Border CSS, applied to scroller to give border.

var memoryspeed=2 //Scroller speed (larger is faster 1-10)
var pauseit=1 //Pause scroller onMousever (0=no. 1=yes)?

var persistlastviewedmsg=1 //should scroller's position persist after users navigate away (1=yes, 0=no)?
var persistmsgbehavior="onload" //set to "onload" or "onclick".

//Specify the scroller's content (don't delete <nobr> tag)
//Keep all content on ONE line, and backslash any single quotations (ie: that\'s great):

var memorycontent='<nobr><cfoutput query="qTICKER"><cfset ninfo=Replace(info,"'","\'","all")><span class="style2">#ninfo#</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</cfoutput></nobr>'

var combinedcssTable="width:"+(parseInt(memorywidth)+6)+"px;background-color:"+memorybgcolor+";padding:"+memorypadding+";"+borderCSS+";"
var combinedcss="width:"+memorywidth+";height:"+memoryheight+";"

var divonclick=(persistlastviewedmsg && persistmsgbehavior=="onclick")? 'onClick="savelastmsg()" ' : ''
memoryspeed=(document.all)? memoryspeed : Math.max(1, memoryspeed-1) //slow speed down by 1 for NS
var copyspeed=memoryspeed
var pausespeed=(pauseit==0)? copyspeed: 0
var iedom=document.all||document.getElementById
if (iedom)
document.write('<span id="temp" style="visibility:hidden;position:absolute;top:-100px;left:-10000px">'+memorycontent+'</span>')
var actualwidth=''
var memoryscroller

if (window.addEventListener)
window.addEventListener("load", populatescroller, false)
else if (window.attachEvent)
window.attachEvent("onload", populatescroller)
else if (document.all || document.getElementById)

function populatescroller(){
memoryscroller=document.getElementById? document.getElementById("memoryscroller") : document.all.memoryscroller"px"
if (persistlastviewedmsg && get_cookie("lastscrollerpos")!="")
actualwidth=document.all? temp.offsetWidth : document.getElementById("temp").offsetWidth

function get_cookie(Name) {
var search = Name + "="
var returnvalue = ""
if (document.cookie.length > 0) {
offset = document.cookie.indexOf(search)
if (offset != -1) {
offset += search.length
end = document.cookie.indexOf(";", offset)
if (end == -1)
end = document.cookie.length;
returnvalue=unescape(document.cookie.substring(offset, end))
return returnvalue;

function savelastmsg(){

function revivelastmsg(){

if (persistlastviewedmsg && persistmsgbehavior=="onload")

function scrollmarquee(){
if (parseInt(>(actualwidth*(-1)+8))"px"

if (iedom){
with (document){
document.write('<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="'+combinedcssTable+'"><td>')
write('<div style="position:relative;overflow:hidden;'+combinedcss+'" onMouseover="copyspeed=pausespeed" onMouseout="copyspeed=memoryspeed">')
write('<div id="memoryscroller" style="position:absolute;left:0px;top:0px;" '+divonclick+'></div>')

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Question by:day6
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Gurpreet Singh Randhawa earned 500 total points
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