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    Hi gang,
    long time since my last visit....
    I grabbed this Pausing scroller script for my site (way cool!) but need some help 'tweaking'...
    Code:
    <style type="text/css">
    
    /*Example CSS for the two demo scrollers*/
    
    #pscroller1{
    width: 200px;
    height: 100px;
    border: 1px solid black;
    padding: 5px;
    background-color: lightyellow;
    }
    
    #pscroller2{
    width: 350px;
    height: 20px;
    border: 1px solid black;
    padding: 3px;
    }
    
    #pscroller2 a{
    text-decoration: none;
    }
    
    .someclass{ //class to apply to your scroller(s) if desired
    }
    
    </style>
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
    
    /*Example message arrays for the two demo scrollers*/
    
    var pausecontent=new Array()
    pausecontent[0]='<a href="http://www.javascriptkit.com">JavaScript Kit</a><br />Comprehensive JavaScript tutorials and over 400+ free scripts!'
    pausecontent[1]='<a href="http://www.codingforum.net">Coding Forum</a><br />Web coding and development forums.'
    pausecontent[2]='<a href="http://www.cssdrive.com" target="_new">CSS Drive</a><br />Categorized CSS gallery and examples.'
    
    var pausecontent2=new Array()
    pausecontent2[0]='<a href="http://www.news.com">News.com: Technology and business reports</a>'
    pausecontent2[1]='<a href="http://www.cnn.com">CNN: Headline and breaking news 24/7</a>'
    pausecontent2[2]='<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk">BBC News: UK and international news</a>'
    
    </script>
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
    
    /***********************************************
    * Pausing up-down scroller- © Dynamic Drive (www.dynamicdrive.com)
    * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
    * Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for this script and 100s more.
    ***********************************************/
    
    function pausescroller(content, divId, divClass, delay){
    this.content=content //message array content
    this.tickerid=divId //ID of ticker div to display information
    this.delay=delay //Delay between msg change, in miliseconds.
    this.mouseoverBol=0 //Boolean to indicate whether mouse is currently over scroller (and pause it if it is)
    this.hiddendivpointer=1 //index of message array for hidden div
    document.write('<div id="'+divId+'" class="'+divClass+'" style="position: relative; overflow: hidden"><div class="innerDiv" style="position: absolute; width: 100%" id="'+divId+'1">'+content[0]+'</div><div class="innerDiv" style="position: absolute; width: 100%; visibility: hidden" id="'+divId+'2">'+content[1]+'</div></div>')
    var scrollerinstance=this
    if (window.addEventListener) //run onload in DOM2 browsers
    window.addEventListener("load", function(){scrollerinstance.initialize()}, false)
    else if (window.attachEvent) //run onload in IE5.5+
    window.attachEvent("onload", function(){scrollerinstance.initialize()})
    else if (document.getElementById) //if legacy DOM browsers, just start scroller after 0.5 sec
    setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.initialize()}, 500)
    }
    
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------
    // initialize()- Initialize scroller method.
    // -Get div objects, set initial positions, start up down animation
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    pausescroller.prototype.initialize=function(){
    this.tickerdiv=document.getElementById(this.tickerid)
    this.visiblediv=document.getElementById(this.tickerid+"1")
    this.hiddendiv=document.getElementById(this.tickerid+"2")
    this.visibledivtop=parseInt(pausescroller.getCSSpadding(this.tickerdiv))
    //set width of inner DIVs to outer DIV's width minus padding (padding assumed to be top padding x 2)
    this.visiblediv.style.width=this.hiddendiv.style.width=this.tickerdiv.offsetWidth-(this.visibledivtop*2)+"px"
    this.getinline(this.visiblediv, this.hiddendiv)
    this.hiddendiv.style.visibility="visible"
    var scrollerinstance=this
    document.getElementById(this.tickerid).onmouseover=function(){scrollerinstance.mouseoverBol=1}
    document.getElementById(this.tickerid).onmouseout=function(){scrollerinstance.mouseoverBol=0}
    if (window.attachEvent) //Clean up loose references in IE
    window.attachEvent("onunload", function(){scrollerinstance.tickerdiv.onmouseover=scrollerinstance.tickerdiv.onmouseout=null})
    setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.animateup()}, this.delay)
    }
    
    
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------
    // animateup()- Move the two inner divs of the scroller up and in sync
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    pausescroller.prototype.animateup=function(){
    var scrollerinstance=this
    if (parseInt(this.hiddendiv.style.top)>(this.visibledivtop+5)){
    this.visiblediv.style.top=parseInt(this.visiblediv.style.top)-5+"px"
    this.hiddendiv.style.top=parseInt(this.hiddendiv.style.top)-5+"px"
    setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.animateup()}, 50)
    }
    else{
    this.getinline(this.hiddendiv, this.visiblediv)
    this.swapdivs()
    setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.setmessage()}, this.delay)
    }
    }
    
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------
    // swapdivs()- Swap between which is the visible and which is the hidden div
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    pausescroller.prototype.swapdivs=function(){
    var tempcontainer=this.visiblediv
    this.visiblediv=this.hiddendiv
    this.hiddendiv=tempcontainer
    }
    
    pausescroller.prototype.getinline=function(div1, div2){
    div1.style.top=this.visibledivtop+"px"
    div2.style.top=Math.max(div1.parentNode.offsetHeight, div1.offsetHeight)+"px"
    }
    
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------
    // setmessage()- Populate the hidden div with the next message before it's visible
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    pausescroller.prototype.setmessage=function(){
    var scrollerinstance=this
    if (this.mouseoverBol==1) //if mouse is currently over scoller, do nothing (pause it)
    setTimeout(function(){scrollerinstance.setmessage()}, 100)
    else{
    var i=this.hiddendivpointer
    var ceiling=this.content.length
    this.hiddendivpointer=(i+1>ceiling-1)? 0 : i+1
    this.hiddendiv.innerHTML=this.content[this.hiddendivpointer]
    this.animateup()
    }
    }
    
    pausescroller.getCSSpadding=function(tickerobj){ //get CSS padding value, if any
    if (tickerobj.currentStyle)
    return tickerobj.currentStyle["paddingTop"]
    else if (window.getComputedStyle) //if DOM2
    return window.getComputedStyle(tickerobj, "").getPropertyValue("padding-top")
    else
    return 0
    }
    
    </script>
    What I would like to do is pull the var ARRAY data from a single template page so that I don't have to update this data on every page the scroller appears. I have no idea what the template page should look like or how the call syntax would be typed. could someone please give me a clue as to how this would look?
    Thanks!
    Andy
    (Management+Coworkers)<>Logic

  • #2
    hi,
    This might work for you:
    http://www.javascriptkit.com/javatutors/external.shtml

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    • #3
      Hey Speedracer,
      Yep, that gets me in the right direction. Thanks!
      Andy
      (Management+Coworkers)<>Logic

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