Add a timeout to javascript ad tags

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by Neil Sandow, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. Neil Sandow

    Neil Sandow Guest

    My site with servers located on the West Coast runs ads served by an
    adserver on the East Coast. A not infrequent problem occurs when a
    user on the West Coast tries to load a page but for whatever reason
    can't reach the adserver. It causes a portion or the entire page to
    hang until the request times out. This can take up to 30 seconds or
    more. Is there a way to set up a time frame which will drop the
    request or route it to a local default file under these circumstances?

    Here's an example of a current tag for a 468 x 60 banner:

    <!-- CODE FOR TOP BANNER -->
    <SCRIPT TYPE='text/javascript' LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1"
    SRC="http://ads.mdchoice.com/RealMedia/ads/adstream_jx.cgi/www.rxlist.com/A%%ID%%@Top?topic=%%CAT%%"></SCRIPT>
    <SCRIPT TYPE='text/javascript' LANGUAGE="JavaScript"><!--_version=10;
    //--> </SCRIPT>
    <SCRIPT TYPE='text/javascript' LANGUAGE="JavaScript1.1">
    <!--_version=11; // --> </SCRIPT>
    <SCRIPT TYPE='text/javascript' LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
    <!--if (navigator.appVersion.indexOf('MSIE 3')>
    -1){document.write('<IFRAME WIDTH=468 HEIGHT=60 MARGINWIDTH=0
    MARGINHEIGHT=0 HSPACE=0 VSPACE=0 FRAMEBORDER=0 SCROLLING=no
    BORDERCOLOR="#000000"
    SRC="http://ads.mdchoice.com/RealMedia/ads/adstream_sx.cgi/www.rxlist.com/A%%ID%%@Top?topic=%%CAT%%"></iframe>');}
    else if (_version < 11) {document.write ('<A
    HREF="http://ads.mdchoice.com/RealMedia/ads/click_nx.cgi/www.rxlist.com/A%%ID%%@Top?topic=%%CAT%%">');document.write
    ('<img alt=" SRC="http://ads.mdchoice.com/RealMedia/ads/adstream_nx.cgi/www.rxlist.com/A%%ID%%@Top?topic=%%CAT%%"
    border=0 WIDTH=468 HEIGHT=60></a>');}// --></SCRIPT>


    Thanks! -Neil
    Neil Sandow, Sep 20, 2003
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