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rinky dink
08-22-2002, 12:53 AM
in the program im writing i use alot of images which i pre load into
an image array. (mostly for animated buttons)

when i run the page (uploaded on angelfire) it slowly downloads
them (expected)

when the page sometimes downloads it gets stuck and needs to
be refreshed to get it going again.

when i first download it, it takes about 2min35 to download them

all. if i refresh then about 220 and closing and reopening the
page in another window about the same. now if i press GO
it continues from where it left off re using the stored images.

i went to another page (www.ntlworld.com) and tested to see
how it operated. the first time i downloaded it, it took quite a
while. then i refereshed it and it took only a few seconds to
download and didnt need to reload the images. and the same
went for closing and opening up a new window and for GO too

so mine is obvioulsy not behaving like that and i dont know why.


my html images are address as


and my image array ones as

startbuttonup.src = "images/startup.gif"

if i added http:// etc would this rectify it or would it make no

is there something else im missing which sorts this out?

i would appreciate any help


08-22-2002, 12:59 AM
Make sure you put the script that preloads the images in the <head> section (I'm assuming you're preloading the images). If not, there are examples of exactly how to do this on http://www.javascriptkit.com !

rinky dink
08-22-2002, 01:29 AM
Well i assume i am pre loading the images correctly
(the way i was told in a book)

images = new Array(25);

for (i=0; i<15; i++)
images[columns] = new Array(3);

rinky dink
08-22-2002, 01:34 AM
Well i assume i am pre loading the images correctly
(the way i was told in a book)

images = new Array(5);

for (i=0; i<5; i++)
images[i] = new image();
images[i].src = 'blahblah' + i + '.gif'

though in the link you gave me it does it as

var theimages=document.images
for (i=0;i<theimages.length;i++)

is the document.images part something different and act in
a different way? i cant tell?

thanks for the help

08-22-2002, 01:43 AM
Nah, it's just going through a loop and adding the images to an array, same as your code. Can you post the URL where you are having probs?