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Re: Status Banner

> I am curious 
> >why scripts to write text to the Status bar were many lines long when a 
> >function such as my banner() below will do the trick in 3 lines.
> >
> >Am I missing something obvious that means I will be asking for trouble later?
> >
> >
> ><SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
> ><!-- Beginning of JavaScript Applet -------------------
> >
> >var Text = "...Visit the Toc H Home Pages @
> http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dave/TOC_H/index.html.....";;
> >var Speed=100
> >
> >
> >function banner() {
> >var TimerId
> >	window.status=Text;
> >        Text = Text.substring (1, Text.length) + Text.substring (0, 1)
> >	TimerId = setTimeout("banner()", Speed);
> This is essentially what I have with my frame banner (I have other stuff to
> stop and start the scroll, change the color and font size, etc, but the text
> display uses this same approach), and I don't believe it's asking for trouble.
> -- Gordon

Mine is also somewhat the same. I turn the msg string into a loop. I 
agree. Passing arguments (poor Mr. Stack), and  if this...then 
that...else something else  sounds like band aid code to me. 

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