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RSS headline Javascript or applet ticker?

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I'm looking for an applet or script to feed from an RSS page (perhaps
RSS 0.91) and turn its <title> and <link> entries (perhaps using
<description> as well) into a scrolling news ticker where the ticker
will pause when you move your mouse over a news item and clicking on
that item would jump to the hyperlink in the RSS page.

There are a lot of simpler tickers out there and some even take basic
XML format pages as their content source however none that I can find
take an RSS formatted page. I want to put a small ticker feed on a
page of mine to give the reader an up-to-date scrolling ticker of news
items from various news feeds (perhaps the same applet 3 or 4 times
with different feeds for different types of news).

I thought such an applet (or javascript code segment) would be easy to
find but I've looked everywhere to no avail; it's for a personal web
page, I just wanted to put on a link to a feed such as
http://www.bbc.co.uk/syndication/fee...age/rss091.xml

Can anyone recommend a freeware horizontal news ticker that can do
this?

Thanks

DT
Jul 20 '05 #1
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dt******@hotmail.com wrote:
I'm looking for an applet or script to feed from an RSS page (perhaps
RSS 0.91) and turn its <title> and <link> entries (perhaps using
<description> as well) into a scrolling news ticker where the ticker
will pause when you move your mouse over a news item and clicking on
that item would jump to the hyperlink in the RSS page.

Can anyone recommend a freeware horizontal news ticker that can do
this?

You could do it server-side, I suggest MagpieRSS, then do whatever you
want to do in HTML (e.g. marquee-tag -- ugh! -- or use any Java-applet
ticket, or us some JavaScript). Then again do people really like
tickers? I find them sort of ugly.

Also, Mark Pilgrim has a nice Python reader, I suppose it's nice as it
claims to be universal (i.e. understand all 32 different RSS flavors).

Also, take a look <http://www.webdeveloper.com> if you really can't
resist doing it client-side... maybe something's there for you. Also
there's <http://www.rssnewsticker.com/> ...

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Jul 20 '05 #2

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Thanks, I'm afraid though that as the site is hosted on fairly simple
and basic hosting I can't have server side processing as such - the
use of the ticker is a fairly whimsical thing for me too, I'm only
putting in on a kind of information feed page.

The ticker won't be in the way visually, it'll actually be
specifically located on a page where you'd expect this kind of thing.

I've hunted through webdeveloper.com but I can't find the kind of
thing I'm looking for, the only ones I can find use either internal
content or take content from fairly simple but proprietary page
structures, I would have assumed it to be a fairly small leap to jump
to one that takes RSS but I've never been able to find one.

On 26 Apr 2004 16:14:28 GMT, "Philipp Lenssen" <in**@outer-court.com>
wrote:
dt******@hotmail.com wrote:
I'm looking for an applet or script to feed from an RSS page (perhaps
RSS 0.91) and turn its <title> and <link> entries (perhaps using
<description> as well) into a scrolling news ticker where the ticker
will pause when you move your mouse over a news item and clicking on
that item would jump to the hyperlink in the RSS page.


Can anyone recommend a freeware horizontal news ticker that can do
this?

You could do it server-side, I suggest MagpieRSS, then do whatever you
want to do in HTML (e.g. marquee-tag -- ugh! -- or use any Java-applet
ticket, or us some JavaScript). Then again do people really like
tickers? I find them sort of ugly.

Also, Mark Pilgrim has a nice Python reader, I suppose it's nice as it
claims to be universal (i.e. understand all 32 different RSS flavors).

Also, take a look <http://www.webdeveloper.com> if you really can't
resist doing it client-side... maybe something's there for you. Also
there's <http://www.rssnewsticker.com/> ...


Jul 20 '05 #3

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dt******@hotmail.com wrote:
I'm looking for an applet or script to feed from an RSS page (perhaps
RSS 0.91) and turn its <title> and <link> entries (perhaps using
<description> as well) into a scrolling news ticker where the ticker
will pause when you move your mouse over a news item and clicking on
that item would jump to the hyperlink in the RSS page.


Applets can only connect to the same server so this would seriously
limit which feeds you can show, if Macromedia Flash is an option you may
want to look at http://www.flash-db.com/rss/ or
http://www.flashloaded.com/rssreader.php (or use your favorite search
engine to search for rss flash reader)

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Klaus Johannes Rusch
Kl********@atmedia.net
http://www.atmedia.net/KlausRusch/
Jul 20 '05 #4

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a-ha! That nails it, I was wondering why this type of applet didn't
exist in the wild, I wasn't aware that an applet couldn't connect to
another data source.

I see the Flash version that you have listed but I didn't want to use
a flash device, I was hoping to keep things as simple as possible -
are there other means that could be used for this?

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 14:01:48 +0000, Klaus Johannes Rusch
<Kl********@atmedia.net> wrote:
dt******@hotmail.com wrote:
I'm looking for an applet or script to feed from an RSS page (perhaps
RSS 0.91) and turn its <title> and <link> entries (perhaps using
<description> as well) into a scrolling news ticker where the ticker
will pause when you move your mouse over a news item and clicking on
that item would jump to the hyperlink in the RSS page.


Applets can only connect to the same server so this would seriously
limit which feeds you can show, if Macromedia Flash is an option you may
want to look at http://www.flash-db.com/rss/ or
http://www.flashloaded.com/rssreader.php (or use your favorite search
engine to search for rss flash reader)


Jul 20 '05 #5

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