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05-04-2006, 09:37 PM
Advanced RSS Ticker


Thank you in advance for your help.

I just installed the Advanced RSS Ticker on the UNIFEM website. However, the ticker gets stuck on "Initializing ticker," and the items in the RSS file do not get displayed.

Ticker is here (in the beige box):
You'll notice that the spot where the timeline item is supposed to appear, there's a message that reads "Initializing ticker."

Source RSS file:

The demo seems to work just fine:

And so does bridge.php:

Any idea why it doesn't work on the index_30th.php page?

Thanks for your assistance.

Web Manager

05-06-2006, 06:32 AM
From what I can tell, the problem is because on the problem page, you're actually calling a non existent RSS feed. The code:

new rssticker_ajax("utl", 1200, "tlbox", "tlstyle", 3500, "date+description");

on http://www.unifem.org/index_30th.php tells the script to call:


which as you can see, doesn't exist. I gather what you want is:

new rssticker_ajax("UNIFEMtimeline", 1200, "tlbox", "tlstyle", 3500, "date+description");

05-08-2006, 11:31 AM
There is another slight problem with the ticker script. It relies on each item having both the <title> and <link> present in the feed. The "initialising ticker" message appears if, say, the link is empty - and links arn't always required in a news feed.
Otherwise a very good and useful script. Many thanks.

10-08-2006, 04:42 AM
I actually have the same problem with the website I'm making for my non-profit organization. I've been running through the code and I just can't figure out why it won't move on from "Initializing ticker..." on the site. On my homepage, it doesn't load. Help!

Script: Advanced RSS Ticker
My Site: http://www.ahsleoclub.org/test/ (http://www.ahsleoclub.org/test/home.htm)
rssticker.js: http://ahsleoclub.org/test/rssticker.js
bridge.php: http://ahsleoclub.org/test/lastrss/bridge.php
lastrss.php: http://ahsleoclub.org/test/lastrss/lastRSS.php

Thanks in advanced.

10-16-2006, 01:25 AM
okay I'm still looking for help on this situation. Anyone out there who can help?

10-16-2006, 01:40 AM
Hi Kowy:
Your test URL http://www.ahsleoclub.org/test/ returns a page not found. Anyhow, please start a new thread when asking a question, instead of replying to someone else's. It just makes it easier on everyone viewing the forums.