I have included the js in page.xml and it shows up in the proper location in the head portion of the html. However the script will not run as it throws an error saying the function is not defined. This tells me that the JS is not actually being written into the final compiled js file.
I added it in page.xml with the following line,
The file is located in the following location: skin\frontend\blank\theme056\js\rssticker.js
Where have I gone astray?