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Thread: Help me understand this ad embed code!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Help me understand this ad embed code!


    I was going through a script from Videoegg which the user puts onto their own site(s) to display video ads. Here is the script:

    var ve_publisher = "testPublisher";
    var ve_site = "testSite";
    var ve_area = "testArea";
    var ve_width = 728;
    var ve_height = 90;
    document.write("<script src='http://core.videoegg.com/eap/html/js/init.js?" + Math.random() + "'><\/script>");
    I'm wondering what exactly is going on in the script (I'm extremely new to JavaScript). From what I understand, the first 5 lines of code are setting up variables. Right? The document.write part is confusing me a bit. Is it calling an external javaScript file which uses the variables determined in the first 5 lines of the script?

    Any help would be great, since I need to understand how to create a similar kind of script to allow my users to place the embed code (seperate from videegg) on their sites.

    Thank you very much.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Worthington, OH, USA
    It's adding the javascript file to the document. Assumption is that that script contains additional functions that embed the videos.
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