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 Matt's Script Archive: CountdownVersion: 1.2.1 - Released: October 08, 1995
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Countdown allows you to implement a simple countdown to a specific date in your web pages. You can have the countdown accurate to the second, minute, hour, day, month or year. Currently it is not implemented as a Server Side Include and requires that you point to the countdown script as a separate page in order to work, however instructions are available in the Frequently Asked Questions section detailing how to change the script to be implemented as a Server Side Include. There are several downloading options available below and more information on this script can be found in the Readme file.
The Readme files at Matt's Script Archive contain detailed installation, configuration and usage instructions that will take you step by step from putting the scripts on your system to using them in your web pages. You should read these through and keep them by you when setting up or installing any MSA script. It is probably not a bad idea to print them out. Each compressed script package contains a plain text version of the Readme file, however the links below will take you to their HTML counterparts.

      Readme Files: Countdown:
            - Copyright and Header
            - Overview
            - How To Call This Script From Your Web Pages
            - Advanced Features of Countdown
            - Other Useful Things Countdown Does Behind the Scenes
            - History
Countdown can be downloaded in several different formats, or you can even have it mailed to you as a uuencoded file. Click on one of the links below to the appropriately compressed file and download options will appear.
Countdown file format: .zip (5.1kb), .tar.gz (5.5kb), .tar (20.5kb) 
The above distributions contain the following files you may wish to view: - The perl script which calculates and prints the amount of time left.
      README - Includes installation instructions and a detailed description of use.
      countdown.html - A small HTML file showing several examples.
Working Demo
Several scripts at Matt's Script Archive lend themselves well to local working demonstrations. Countdown is one of these and the working demo is available below.

      Countdown to the year 2005!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions Archive at MSA is the easiest and fastest way to get help. It contains a list of the most commonly asked questions as well as their answers. Check these out before you seek other means of help, as your question may be answered here already.

      Frequently Asked Questions: Countdown:
            1. Can I add a return link to the Countdown Page?
            2. Can I in-line this into a current Web Page?
nms Countdown
The following is a drop-in replacement for Countdown that has been developed by a project called nms. We have also supplied info about their goals and modifications.
nms Countdown file format: .zip (7.1kb), .tar.gz (5.6kb) :: HTML Form to Email Processor
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