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Chapter 17. Tips, Tricks, and Hacks > Trivial or Abusive?

17.2. Trivial or Abusive?

There is perhaps no more abused or abusive feature than the <blink> tag extension for text content currently supported by, thank heaven, only the Netscape browser.[2]

[2] Internet Explorer is just as guilty; be thankful you don't find many documents using the browser's equally tacky <marquee> feature.

It works by alternating the color of the text enclosed between the <blink> tag and its end tag (</blink>) —incessantly! It's not only ugly (reminiscent of the very bad video-text displays on a hotel TV), but it's excruciatingly annoying. The reader can't turn it off except to scroll beyond that portion of the document or hyperlink out of the document altogether. Section 4.5


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