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The scrolling message in the status line of the browser trick

How to do this...

This is actually a small Java applet, not HTML. Since it does not require any external programs to be loaded, I figured I would stick it in this section!

To install this on a page, just cut and paste the source code below into the top of your document. Make sure that you do not split the line containing OnLoad in the <BODY> tag.

NOTE: Be careful when submitting your page to search engines. Some are pretty dumb and your document's description could end up being the Java code! Make sure you have a very descriptive <TITLE> entry!!!

source code

  <TITLE>The scrolling bottom message page</TITLE>
<script><!-- The Scrolling Message Java Applet ----------
function scroll_status (sval)
    var msg = "This is the BigNoseBird Scrolling Message!!!";
    var out = " ";
    var c = 1;
    if (150 < sval) {
       var cmd="scroll_status(" + sval + ")";
       tmx2 = window.setTimeout(cmd, 25);
    else if (sval <= 150 && 0 < sval) {
            for (c=0 ; c < sval ; c++) {
                    out+=" ";
            var cmd="scroll_status(" + sval + ")";
    else if (sval <= 0) {
         if (-sval < msg.length) {
         var cmd="scroll_status(" + sval + ")";
            else {
               window.status=" ";
// -- End of JavaScript code ------- --></script>

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