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    Javascript News Reader


    Can someone show me how to write a javascript news reader that would read news from a database.

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    Tim
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    You can't access a database with JavaScript - you'll need to user some sort of Server Side program (in perl, Java, php etc.) to get the data from the database, then present it as a web page with your JavaScript in it.

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    Ok what I am looking to do is have an include file on a page. This include file will have info from the database, and I would like to be able to show this info in a scrolling text format.

    PHP Code:
    <script language=JavaScript>

    //Typing Text (DHTML) v1 (Sunday, April 15th, 2001)
    //Programmed by: Haitham M. Al-Beik
    //Email: [email]albeik99@netzero.net[/email]
    //Visit [url]http://javascriptkit.com[/url] for this script

    var newsText = new Array();
    newsText[0] = "Typing Text JScript v1\nDeveloped on Sunday, April 15th, 2001...";
    newsText[1] = "This is a text-typing DHTML demo. \nScript featured on [url]http://javascriptkit.com[/url]";
    newsText[2] = "Make sure you read the comments before you configure the script...";
    newsText[3] = "Programmed by: Haitham Al-Beik...\n\nCopyright (c) Haitham M. Al-Beik, 2001";
    newsText[4] = "http://www.prosheet.com/DHTML/typetext.htm"

    var ttloop 1;    // Repeat forever? (1 = True; 0 = False)
    var tspeed 50;   // Typing speed in milliseconds (larger number = slower)
    var tdelay 1000// Time delay between newsTexts in milliseconds

    // ------------- NO EDITING AFTER THIS LINE ------------- \\
    var dwATextcnews=0eline=0cchar=0mxText;

    function 
    doNews() {
      
    mxText newsText.length 1;
      
    dwAText newsText[cnews];
      
    setTimeout("addChar()",1000)
    }
    function 
    addNews() {
      
    cnews += 1;
      if (
    cnews <= mxText) {
        
    dwAText newsText[cnews];
        if (
    dwAText.length != 0) {
          
    document.news.news2.value "";
          
    eline 0;
          
    setTimeout("addChar()",tspeed)
        }
      }
    }
    function 
    addChar() {
      if (
    eline!=1) {
        if (
    cchar != dwAText.length) {
          
    nmttxt ""; for (var k=0k<=cchar;k++) nmttxt += dwAText.charAt(k);
          
    document.news.news2.value nmttxt;
          
    cchar += 1;
          if (
    cchar != dwAText.lengthdocument.news.news2.value += "_";
        } else {
          
    cchar 0;
          
    eline 1;
        }
        if (
    mxText==cnews && eline!=&& ttloop!=0) {
          
    cnews 0setTimeout("addNews()",tdelay);
        } else 
    setTimeout("addChar()",tspeed);
      } else {
        
    setTimeout("addNews()",tdelay)
      }
    }

    doNews()
    </script> 
    I have the above script thet I got from another source, and I want to be able to alter it so that it would show the message from the database. The message would be in the form of a variable $message, how can I do this.

    Tim

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