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po3
12-28-2007, 03:10 PM
I have a question about this scroller/ticker script (http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex2/mikescroll.htm) I'm working with. I'm able to get the script working on it's own page, but when I put into my HTML I'm having an issue where all the test lays on-top of each other and the scrolling is broken (see attached image).

Any ideas on what may be breaking this for me? Thanks much!

po3
12-28-2007, 03:20 PM
it seems the problem is with the DOCTYPE. When I remove it the scroller works fine. What DOCTYPE should I be using here?



<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

_Aerospace_Eng_
12-28-2007, 09:48 PM
This has always been an issue with that script. Personally I think there are better ones out there. This one I found on dynamicdrive. Works in a similar way.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
#pscroller {
width:480px;
height:32px;
border:1px solid #090;
color:#060;
padding:0 3px;
background:#CFC;
font-weight:bold;
font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size:12px;
line-height:32px;
}
</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
var pausecontent=new Array()
pausecontent[0]="Click here for <a href='http://dynamicdrive.com'>Dynamic Drive</a>, the net's #1 DHTML site!</b>"
pausecontent[1]="Visit <a href='http://www.brainjar.com'>Brain Jar</a>, Mike\'s great coding site!"
pausecontent[2]="Looking for free JavaScripts? Visit <a href='http://javascriptkit.com'>JavaScript Kit.</a>"
pausecontent[3]="Discuss and get help on web coding, at <a href='http://www.codingforums.com'>CodingForums.com</a>"

</script>
<script type="text/javascript">

/***********************************************
* Pausing up-down scroller- &#169; 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&#37;" 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>
</head>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript">
//new pausescroller(name_of_message_array, CSS_ID, CSS_classname, pause_in_miliseconds)
new pausescroller(pausecontent, "pscroller", "someclass", 3000)
</script>
</body>
</html>

I styled it to look like Mike's DHTML Scroller.

po3
12-28-2007, 10:14 PM
Wow, that's much better. Thanks so much!



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