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When you view a Web page in Netscape Navigator, some text may blink. Whenyou view the page with Internet Explorer, it may not blink.
The blink tag is Netscape Navigator-specific. It is not a current part ofstandard HTML coding and is not supported by Internet Explorer.
Each browser may have specific HTML tags that are designed for thatbrowser. If a tag is not a standard HTML tag, it may or may not besupported by another browser.
In contrast, Internet Explorer does support the marquee tag to allow textto scroll across the screen. While text can also be made to scroll withNetscape Navigator, it is usually due to a Java script placed on the pagefor this function.
To determine whether a browser has either the marquee or blink tagenabled on the page, click Source on the View menu and search for thetext 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>