December 19, 2000 - Blinking in Netscape 6
December 19, 2000|
Blinking in Netscape 6
Tips: December 2000
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
<BLINK>tag. Netscape 6 does not support this tag. Instead, the W3C Standard calls for support of the
text-decoration:blinkfeature in the
STYLEattribute. The standard requires browsers to parse the text-docoration element, but does not require the blinking operation itself. Neverthesless, the
text-decoration:blinkfeature is supported by both Netscape Navigator and Netscape 6. It is not supported by Internet Explorer. The following line should blink in Netscape Navigator:
It is defined as:
Once we use the
<BLINK>This line should blink in Netscape Navigator</BLINK>
text-decorationinstead, we get the following HTML code:
<DIV STYLE="text-decoration:blink">This line should blink in Netscape Browsers<DIV>
Check if it's working in your browser:
This line should blink in Netscape BrowsersBoth Netscape Navigator and Netscape 6 should blink at this line. Internet Explorer does not support any automatic blinking. The best way to become browser-independent is to implement the blinking yourself, by revealing and hiding the element, automatically.