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IPB ticker in "Header and Footer"

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#1 mckooter


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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:19 PM

Im running Invision power board 2.3.5 on my board, ( a gaming site ( http://tekagis.com )) and have just recently been given access to a xml file that holds the data of what users are online ( within the past 5 minutes )

what I am trying to do is a ticker, (no ajax needed) to show what users are online, the problem is I don't know how to incorporate this into the site. I have a few questions:

A ) the <MARQUEE> tag: how terrible is it to use if its legitimate? if its not acceptable anymore can you reccomend a decent alternative. i tried one css one, but the calculations were done with a scale of pixels, and i need it to span the entire length of the forum which is fluid, and all the math was on pixels so it was beyond my skills to rewrite it

B ) how can i incorporate this into the header/footer section of invision power board? i have tried includes, they dont work in that area of the board. I researched a bit on google and found: <!--exec.file=xxxx.php--> but this just seems to execute the file and not actually display the results,

in a perfect world id be able to do:

<MARQUEE> <?php include("file.php"); ?> </MARQUEE>

and make the php file output the data like i want, but somehow i cannot seem to make ipb include the file like I want

any suggestions?


Edited by mckooter, 07 June 2009 - 10:21 PM.

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