Page Viewed in Internet Explorer Does Not Blink

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SUMMARY

When you view a Web page in Netscape Navigator, some text may blink. When you view the page with Internet Explorer, it may not blink.

MORE INFORMATION

The blink tag is Netscape Navigator-specific. It is not a current part of standard HTML coding and is not supported by Internet Explorer.

Each browser may have specific HTML tags that are designed for that browser. If a tag is not a standard HTML tag, it may or may not be supported by another browser.

In contrast, Internet Explorer does support the marquee tag to allow text to scroll across the screen. While text can also be made to scroll with Netscape Navigator, it is usually due to a Java script placed on the page for this function.

To determine whether a browser has either the marquee or blink tag enabled on the page, click Source on the View menu and search for the text in question. An example of a blink tag is:
   <HTML>
   <HEAD>
   <TITLE>THIS IS A TEST.</TITLE>
   </HEAD>
   <BODY>
   <blink>Jane was here</blink>
   </BODY>
   </HTML>
				
In this example, "Jane was here" should be blinking.

An example of a scrolling marquee tag is:
   <HTML>
   <HEAD>
   <TITLE>THIS IS A TEST.</TITLE>
   </HEAD>

   <BODY>
   <MARQUEE>Joe was here</MARQUEE>
   </BODY>
   </HTML>
				
This scrolls "Joe was here" across the screen.

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Article ID: 154357 - Last Review: October 1, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
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