Hi Everyone

I have an oscommerce web site with a cart in the header which shows/hides the content when you hover over it. What I'm trying to do is alternate the row color of the part that drops down when items have been added to the cart but I'm just not getting it right no matter what I try and despite the many articles and tutorials that I've read up on it as well as the very many posts here in the forum. My knowledge of Jquery and XML is not quite what it should be yet, though I am learning slowly.

I'd really appreciate it if someone could please have a look at my file and guide me in the right direction.

My file

Code JavaScript:
$(function(){ // wait for the document to load
 
	  var globals = {
		 session_id:				session_id,
   cart_fetch_file:		"cart_fetch.php?" + session_id ,
			cart_fetch: 			false,
   loading_image: 		'<center><img src="images/assets/loading.gif" align="middle" vspace="8" alt=""></center>',
			cart_image_width: 	image_width,
			cart_image_height: 	image_height,
			cart_opacity: 		1,
			box_status: 			false,
			timer: 				"",
			speed: 				"fast",
			text_cart_quantity: 	text_cart_quantity,
			text_cart_subtotal:	 	text_cart_subtotal,
			text_cart_empty:		text_cart_empty,
			cart_text:				cart_text,
			cart_link:				cart_link
 
        };
	  $("#animBoxCart").html(globals.loading_image);
	  $("#btn_animBoxCart").hover(					
					function(){						
 
							retrievecart();							
 
						clearTimeout(globals.timer);
						animatedbox("show");	   					
	 				},
					function(){							
	   					globals.timer = setTimeout('animatedbox("hide")',400);
	 				}
		);	  
	  $("#animBoxCart").hover(					
					function(){clearTimeout(globals.timer);animatedbox("show");},
					function(){globals.timer = setTimeout('animatedbox("hide")',400);
	 				}
		);	  
	  animatedbox = function(action){	
	  		if(action=="show") $("#animBoxCart").animate({height: "show", opacity: "show"}).animate({opacity:globals.cart_opacity});	
			else $("#animBoxCart").animate({height: "hide", opacity: "hide"});
	  }
	  retrievecart = function(){
		  $.ajax({
				url: globals.cart_fetch_file,
				dataType: "xml",				
				success: function(returned_data){
						parsedata(returned_data);						
						globals.cart_fetch = true;
					}
				});
	  }
 
	  parsedata = function(xml){		  
			var str = "";
			var cart = xml.documentElement.firstChild;
		  	if(cart.childNodes.length > 0 ){				
				str = str + '<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">';
				str = str + '  <tr><td class="animBoxCartLink" colspan="2"><a href="' + globals.cart_link + '">' + globals.cart_text + '</a></td></tr>';
				for (var i = 0; i < cart.childNodes.length; i++){	
 
					try{name =  cart.getElementsByTagName("NAME")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;}catch(e){name = "Item";}
					try{attributes =  cart.getElementsByTagName("ATTRIBUTES")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;}catch(e){attributes = "";}
					try{llink =  cart.getElementsByTagName("LINK")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;}catch(e){llink = "";}
					try{image =  cart.getElementsByTagName("IMAGE")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;}catch(e){image = "No Image";}
					try{qty =  cart.getElementsByTagName("QTY")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;}catch(e){qty = "message";}
					try{price =  cart.getElementsByTagName("PRICE")[i].childNodes[0].nodeValue;}catch(e){price = "$0.00";}
 
					dimension = (globals.cart_image_width ? 'width="' + globals.cart_image_width : '') + (globals.cart_image_height ? '" height="' + globals.cart_image_height + '"' : '');
 
					str = str + '  <tr>';
					str = str + '    <td class="animBoxCartImage" width="' + globals.cart_image_width + '" align="center"><a href="' + llink +'"><img src="' + image + '" ' + dimension + ' border="0" alt="' + name + '"></a></td>';
					str = str + '    <td class="animBoxCartContent" width="100%">';
					str = str + '      <div class="animBoxCartName"><a href="' + llink + '">' + name + '</a><br />' + attributes + '</div>';
					str = str + '      ' + globals.text_cart_quantity + ' ' + qty;
					str = str + '      <div class="animBoxCartPrice">' + price + '</a></div>';
					str = str + '      <a href="' + llink + '"> More Info </a>';
					str = str + '    </td>';
					str = str + '  </tr>';
			  	}  
				total = cart.nextSibling;
				str = str + '  <tr><td class="animBoxCartTotal" colspan="2"> Total &nbsp;' +total.childNodes[0].nodeValue + '</td></tr>';
				str = str + '</table>';
		  	}else{
				str = str + '<div class="animBoxCartNotice">' + globals.text_cart_empty + '</div>';
			}
		  $("#animBoxCart").html(str);	
	  }
 
 });

Many Thanks in advance
Melanie