marquee and Firefox
sorry for this is not about css but it is here where I usually am and this is where I at least think here are the most FF veteran users
So my question is if the tag marquee is very poorly compatible with Firefox or something, especially using the attribute "Direction up".
no, where I attend to use this feature isnīt at all annoying as you think just cus I mentioned "marquee"
The marquee tag is likely to have many compatibility problems, because it is not part of the HTML specification. I believe it was an IE "invention", and any support FF or other browsers give is at best fortuitous if you want to use it.
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I just tried this and it worked in FF.
You do know that it's not valid though, yeah?
Quotes from elsewhere:
For a long time, only Internet Explorer supported this element. Although Netscape/Mozilla now supports it, it is not and likely will never be in the standards, so its use is not recommended.
Siddan, I think this is the third or fourth time you've been tripped up by IE. Just read the standards from the w3c and you won't have that problem.
Bon Rouge.. hehe and try to add a background to the div which wrapps the marquee... or even add a border, then you see
Well as long as you're at it don't forget <blink>.
You shouldn't use <marquee> for accessibility reasons.
no, that is annoying. Yes I know you were being ironic there.
Originally Posted by ray326
Just for your information I wanted to use this upwards scrolling text for a special poem that is a bit long but not too long cus in this way it would be much more.... how you say,,, poetical. It is only for this poem only which appears only one single time on one single page.
Not having used it I didn't know it could do anything but a horizontal, single line scroll. I'd recommend you follow Kravvitz's advice, though.
well you know, there is a gray zone too, not just black and white.
Not easy being misguided. I can also make a page with badly chosen colors and combinations and tell everyone not to use colors on their site .... cus it is damn ugly and irritating for the eyes
Marquee or not marquee, that's the ...
First, for your poem try :
<marquee id="poem" behavior='scroll' direction='up' scrollamount='1' scrolldelay='20' onmouseover='this.stop()' onmouseout='this.start()'>
all your poem text with all webstandards compliant code you want....
It works like charm on Firefox, Netscape (in IE mode), IE of course and Opera (except for the stop command)
You can also shape it using CSS i.e:
Second: About Web Standards
1. It's an IE tag, only supported by IE. Time proved to have some utility because now it's also supported by Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape (in IE mode), and Opera (except for the stop/start commands).
2. Marquee is annoying and distracting. This has more to do with design concepts that with the effect. Speaking about annoying, I can think of many many many of flash animations and flash sites all arround that are less informative, more annoying and distracting that a news marquee. From this point of view, we should drop marquee, blink and flash at once!
Don't get me wrong, I love web standards -and hate IE in consequence-. I stress out my designers team to make web standars compliant sites for our clients as long as possible, and I really do prefer to avoid marquees, but in some circumstances, a marquee is the most accurate way to present information, from the visitor's point of view.
BTW there is one script that really liked me because keeps marqueed texts inside the natural html flow of your page, althoug it have problems with netscape and opera:
Anyway, what's the point of having your page beautifully validated if:
1. Search engine's robots will ignore your marqueed content
3. Final effect won't be visible in all web browsers after all
4. It would eat minutes, hours or days of your valuable time trying to make excesive lines of code to fit your needs or to solve point 2...
when you simply can write <marquee ... ?
Last edited by digitart; 11-07-2005 at 03:55 AM.
Hey.... that was written so superbly I could make That as a poem!,, hehe
Really, that canīt be so difficult to understand, can it? Almost everyone sees things in black and white.
I will try that example of yours, but that is pretty the standard one isnīt it?
Ithe problem was when I wrapped the marquee inside a div which the div had a background picture, it all got messed up viewin in FF
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