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    < blink ></ blink >

    <blink> works for me in Firefox but not in IE. >_<
    Last edited by bathurst_guy; 04-21-2006 at 12:27 AM.

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    you should not be using that code anyway.

    searching the forums before posting would also come up with a resolution to your problem

    http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/sh...light=blinking

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    See my sig...
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    Well blinking text is fun and I want people in IE to see it. IE doesn't support <blink></blink> anymore?

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    I agree blinking text is annoying and can cause seizures.

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    There have been people end up in hospital as a result of blinking text. If you must blink your text then do it using Javascript and set a blink rate of below once per second.
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    with the blinking thing is there a way to have a slow blink using HTML... and choosing the seconds between colours...(USING HTML!)?

    sorta off topic:
    I have been on many sites and I get those annoying popups regularly.
    eg. you are the 10,000,000 visitor, click here to claim your prize.
    you know those popups... lol, well they have tonnes of blinking...

    sorry to post in your topic Xherziu but its better than posing the same thing in a new topic...
    Last edited by downcode; 04-19-2006 at 08:34 PM. Reason: used HTML tags instead of the forum tags(<b> instead of [b] )

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    There is no command for blinking with HTML and the CSS one only works on very few browsers and is deprecated.

    The only cross browser way to make something blink are animated gifs, Javascript, or embedded objects (eg. Java or Flash).
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    gifs would probally be your best bit as they work on all browsers.
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    Not when you have your firewall set to disable gif animations they don't.

    None of the options is going to work in web readers either.
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    None of the options is going to work in web readers either.
    But it would be annoying as hell if it did, continually reading the blinking text over and over while continuing to read the rest of the page.
    "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." Brian W. Kernighan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray326
    But it would be annoying as hell if it did, continually reading the blinking text over and over while continuing to read the rest of the page.

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    <blink></blink> works in FF. And it's not all my text that blinks, it's just one word to emphasize it. So it's really not annoying at all on my website, kinda cool actually.

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    Blinking text is an etiquette thing... kinda like farting in public, or typing in all caps - it's generally frowned upon. I don't think I've seen the blink tag supported since Netscape 2x or so....

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