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I will be running a fencing tournament later this year. One of the problems
is directing fencers to the appropriate part of the hall.

The software we use for running the tournament outputs this information as
an HTML page, so the aim is to simply output it to a large screen and let
competitors read this. However, we will have multiple competitions running
at the same time, each of which will have its own page.

What I want to do is to loop through the pages, showing each for about 30s
or so, then moving on to the next. Is this possible using meta tags, or am
I going to have to do something a little more clever?

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Colin Walls
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Jul 20 '05 #1
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Colin Walls wrote in
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I will be running a fencing tournament later this year. One of the
problems is directing fencers to the appropriate part of the hall.

The software we use for running the tournament outputs this
information as an HTML page, so the aim is to simply output it to a
large screen and let competitors read this. However, we will have
multiple competitions running at the same time, each of which will
have its own page.

What I want to do is to loop through the pages, showing each for
about 30s or so, then moving on to the next. Is this possible using
meta tags, or am I going to have to do something a little more clever?


Meta refresh should do it:

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="30; URL=filename goes here">

Best of luck with the tournament.

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PeterMcC
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Jul 20 '05 #2

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Colin Walls wrote:
we will have multiple competitions running at the same time, each
of which will have its own page.

What I want to do is to loop through the pages, showing each for
about 30s or so, then moving on to the next. Is this possible using
meta tags,
Meta refresh is a hack that might do what you want.
or am I going to have to do something a little more clever?


Perhaps you should think about being a little *less* clever. What's
wrong with a link to the next and previous tournament. Or an index of
all tournaments, with a list of links to the individual pages? KISS!

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Brian (remove ".invalid" to email me)
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Jul 20 '05 #3

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On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 11:13:07 -0400, Brian
<us*****@julietremblay.com.invalid> wrote:
What's
wrong with a link to the next and previous tournament. Or an index of
all tournaments, with a list of links to the individual pages? KISS!


Read the OP: "The software we use for running the tournament outputs this
information as
an HTML page, so the aim is to simply output it to a large screen and let
competitors read this." This is not for WWW use (despite his choice of
ng!), it is for large-screen display in a foyer or someplace.

To the OP: This would be a crappy WWW situation, but if all the files are
right there on the computer being used, and it's just that one, it would
be fine as a meta refresh. Just don't ever do this on a website. And for
non-www applications of html alt.html might be a better newsgroup.
Jul 20 '05 #4

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Neal wrote:
Read the OP: "The software we use for running the tournament
outputs this information as an HTML page, so the aim is to simply
output it to a large screen and let competitors read this."
In that case, the solution is probably better handled client side, by
configuring a browser. Moz, and possibly Opera, can be configured to
reload a page after so much time has elasped. Perhaps the op can
inquire in a browser group.
This is not for WWW use (despite his choice of ng!), it is for
large-screen display in a foyer or someplace.


Fair enough, this is off-topic, so eot for me.

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Brian (remove ".invalid" to email me)
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Jul 20 '05 #5

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Neal wrote in
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On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 11:13:07 -0400, Brian
<us*****@julietremblay.com.invalid> wrote:
What's
wrong with a link to the next and previous tournament. Or an index of
all tournaments, with a list of links to the individual pages? KISS!
Read the OP: "The software we use for running the tournament outputs
this information as
an HTML page, so the aim is to simply output it to a large screen and
let competitors read this." This is not for WWW use (despite his
choice of ng!), it is for large-screen display in a foyer or
someplace.

To the OP: This would be a crappy WWW situation,


Agreed - in fact I almost had the temerity to suggest PowerPoint but lost my
nerve at the last moment :)
but if all the files
are right there on the computer being used, and it's just that one,
it would be fine as a meta refresh.


And that was the clincher, really - if the program's chucking it out in
HTML, the meta refresh is the line of least resistance.
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PeterMcC
If you feel that any of the above is incorrect,
inappropriate or offensive in any way,
please ignore it and accept my apologies.

Jul 20 '05 #6

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