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Default ebay countdown timer!!

Im creating an auction based website, along the lines of e-bay, i want to know if i can use php to attach a timer to each of the auctions in my SQL database.
I have a record for each auction and a field for the countdown timer do go in.

ive got a countdown timer which uses JAVAscript to countdown a time to the end of an auction

the way this will work is, the seller decides when they want the auction to end (in days, 1,3,5days) i have then taken the values entered by the user and placed them in a variable. Then i need to know if it is possible to place these variables in the javascript using php?

also i need to know how to place the time in the field in the database.

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You can use ebay's developer resources for some ideas:
http://developer.ebay.com

Here's a PEAR package that's being proposed to port the Ebay API to a PEAR package, still in the early stages I'm afraid (still a PEAR proposal and not an official package), but another place for ideas:
http://pear.php.net/pepr/pepr-proposal-show.php?id=36

As far as creating JavaScript you can use PHP to create JavaScript just like HTML.
Read this FAQ:
http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12125

Truth is that's quite a topic in and of itself, hopefully that gives you some avenues to pursue for some ideas.

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