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Professional JavaScript 2nd Edition

Summary

We have examined a working case history of a ticker being used in a very busy site. We've learned that the design criteria that seemed reasonable in 1999, do not hold up over time and this gives us some cause for concern. We might make similar judgement calls now and still encounter similar problems with browsers because we did not anticipate their behavior. Hopefully, the continuing standards creation and evolution will address those issues and in time they will be less severe. A standards-based approach is probably the safest course.

We have looked at several alternative ways to solve our problems, and have designed a far better ticker. Around the time this book is published, that new ticker (or something similar to it), will be in daily use on the BBC News Online web site.

So, returning to our new design criteria, let's see if we have satisfied our original goals:


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Created: November 8, 2001
Revised: November 8, 2001


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