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<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">

/*Example CSS for demo ticker*/

#ajaxticker1{
width: 200px;
height: 100px;
border: 1px ridge black;
padding: 5px;
background-color: #FEEEB8;
}

#ajaxticker1 div{ /*IE6 bug fix when text is bold and fade effect (alpha filter) is enabled. Style inner DIV with same color as outer DIV*/
background-color: #FEEEB8;
}

.someclass{ //class to apply to your scroller(s) if desired
}

</style>

<script src="ajaxticker.js" type="text/javascript">

/***********************************************
* Ajax Ticker script (txt file source)- Dynamic Drive (www.dynamicdrive.com)
* This notice MUST stay intact for legal use
* Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for this script and 100s more.
***********************************************/

</script>
</head>

<body>

<script type="text/javascript">

var xmlfile="tickercontent.txt" //path to ticker txt file on your server.

//ajax_ticker(xmlfile, divId, divClass, delay, optionalfadeornot)
new ajax_ticker(xmlfile, "ajaxticker1", "someclass", [3500], "fade")
</script>

</body>
</html>

<!--Source for ajaxticker.js-->

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// Ajax XML Ticker (txt file source)
// Author: Dynamic Drive (http://www.dynamicdrive.com)
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

////////////No need to edit beyond here//////////////

function createAjaxObj(){
var httprequest=false
if (window.XMLHttpRequest){ // if Mozilla, Safari etc
httprequest=new XMLHttpRequest()
if (httprequest.overrideMimeType)
httprequest.overrideMimeType('text/xml')
}
else if (window.ActiveXObject){ // if IE
try {
httprequest=new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
}
catch (e){
try{
httprequest=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
}
catch (e){}
}
}
return httprequest
}

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// Main Ajax Ticker Object function
// ajax_ticker(xmlfile, divId, divClass, delay, optionalfadeornot)
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

function ajax_ticker(xmlfile, divId, divClass, delay, fadeornot){
this.xmlfile=xmlfile //Variable pointing to the local ticker xml file (txt)
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 ticker (and pause it if it is)
this.pointer=0
this.opacitystring=(typeof fadeornot!="undefined")? "width: 100%; filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.alpha(opacity=100); -moz-opacity: 1" : ""
if (this.opacitystring!="") this.delay+=500 //add 1/2 sec to account for fade effect, if enabled
this.opacitysetting=0.2 //Opacity value when reset. Internal use.
this.messages=[] //Arrays to hold each message of ticker
this.ajaxobj=createAjaxObj()
document.write('<div id="'+divId+'" class="'+divClass+'"><div style="'+this.opacitystring+'">Initializing ticker...</div></div>')
this.getXMLfile()
}

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// getXMLfile()- Use Ajax to fetch xml file (txt)
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

ajax_ticker.prototype.getXMLfile=function(){
if (this.ajaxobj){
var instanceOfTicker=this
var url=this.xmlfile+"?bustcache="+new Date().getTime()
this.ajaxobj.onreadystatechange=function(){instanceOfTicker.initialize()}
this.ajaxobj.open('GET', url, true)
this.ajaxobj.send(null)
}
}

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// initialize()- Initialize ticker method.
// -Gets contents of xml file and parse it using JavaScript DOM methods
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

ajax_ticker.prototype.initialize=function(){
if (this.ajaxobj.readyState == 4){ //if request of file completed
if (this.ajaxobj.status==200 || !window.x){ //if request was successful
this.contentdiv=document.getElementById(this.tickerid).firstChild //div of inner content that holds the messages
var xmldata=this.ajaxobj.responseText
this.contentdiv.style.display="none"
this.contentdiv.innerHTML=xmldata
if (this.contentdiv.getElementsByTagName("div").length==0){ //if no messages were found
this.contentdiv.innerHTML="<b>Error</b> fetching remote ticker file!"
return
}
var instanceOfTicker=this
document.getElementById(this.tickerid).onmouseover=function(){instanceOfTicker.mouseoverBol=1}
document.getElementById(this.tickerid).onmouseout=function(){instanceOfTicker.mouseoverBol=0}
//Cycle through XML object and store each message inside array
for (var i=0; i<this.contentdiv.getElementsByTagName("div").length; i++){
if (this.contentdiv.getElementsByTagName("div")[i].className=="message")
this.messages[this.messages.length]=this.contentdiv.getElementsByTagName("div")[i].innerHTML
}
this.contentdiv.innerHTML=""
this.contentdiv.style.display="block"
this.rotatemsg()
}
}
}

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// rotatemsg()- Rotate through ticker messages and displays them
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

ajax_ticker.prototype.rotatemsg=function(){
var instanceOfTicker=this
if (this.mouseoverBol==1) //if mouse is currently over ticker, do nothing (pause it)
setTimeout(function(){instanceOfTicker.rotatemsg()}, 100)
else{ //else, construct item, show and rotate it!
this.fadetransition("reset") //FADE EFFECT- RESET OPACITY
this.contentdiv.innerHTML=this.messages[this.pointer]
this.fadetimer1=setInterval(function(){instanceOfTicker.fadetransition('up', 'fadetimer1')}, 100) //FADE EFFECT- PLAY IT
this.pointer=(this.pointer<this.messages.length-1)? this.pointer+1 : 0
setTimeout(function(){instanceOfTicker.rotatemsg()}, this.delay) //update container periodically
}
}

// -------------------------------------------------------------------
// fadetransition()- cross browser fade method for IE5.5+ and Mozilla/Firefox
// -------------------------------------------------------------------

ajax_ticker.prototype.fadetransition=function(fadetype, timerid){
var contentdiv=this.contentdiv
if (fadetype=="reset")
this.opacitysetting=0.2
if (contentdiv.filters && contentdiv.filters[0]){
if (typeof contentdiv.filters[0].opacity=="number") //IE6+
contentdiv.filters[0].opacity=this.opacitysetting*100
else //IE 5.5
contentdiv.style.filter="alpha(opacity="+this.opacitysetting*100+")"
}
else if (typeof contentdiv.style.MozOpacity!="undefined" && this.opacitystring!=""){
contentdiv.style.MozOpacity=this.opacitysetting
}
else
this.opacitysetting=1
if (fadetype=="up")
this.opacitysetting+=0.1
if (fadetype=="up" && this.opacitysetting>=1)
clearInterval(this[timerid])
}

<!--Source for ajaxticker.js-->

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