Now you see it, now you don't
July 23, 2003 5:10 PM   Subscribe

Now you see it, now you don't. The infamous blink tag, maligned for so long by almost, but not quite everyone, can now be supported in IE. Isn't that great news?
posted by dg (27 comments total)
Forgot - via Webmonkey. Hey, just be glad I didn't post it with blink tags as well :-)
posted by dg at 5:18 PM on July 23, 2003

What hath God wrought?
posted by Hildago at 5:21 PM on July 23, 2003

Is it wrong that I'm suddenly nostalgic for the blink tag?
posted by answergrape at 5:31 PM on July 23, 2003

I remember way back, (maybe 95 or so), netscape put some link on their site saying "Are you sick of blink" or that they had developed some new "blink" technology, and the page linked to a blinking gif... this was before animated gifs were in netscape, it was done with server refresh. Quite odd.
posted by bobo123 at 5:32 PM on July 23, 2003

body { text-decoration:blink; } <<< the new BLINKā„¢
posted by 10sball at 5:53 PM on July 23, 2003

Or use the marquee hack.
posted by Monk at 6:05 PM on July 23, 2003

Ok, I think that has cured me of my blink nostalgia, Monk. You can stop it now, right?
posted by answergrape at 6:09 PM on July 23, 2003

posted by davidmsc at 6:20 PM on July 23, 2003

It would appear Safari doesn't support any of these blinking techniques. Yet another thing Apple does correctly.
posted by benjh at 6:33 PM on July 23, 2003

Monk, please stop it!
posted by VulcanMike at 6:34 PM on July 23, 2003

man just the other day i was longing for the blink tag!! bestill my blinking heart.
posted by jcruelty at 6:46 PM on July 23, 2003

Once the teacher of one of my english classes made an entire paragraph blink. It was nearly impossible to read.
posted by delmoi at 6:53 PM on July 23, 2003

where are the mozilla folks to remind us that moz supports the blink tag natively?
posted by birdherder at 7:09 PM on July 23, 2003


Oh, thanks ever so much, Monk.
posted by yhbc at 7:13 PM on July 23, 2003

In mozilla, I can right click on yhbc & monk's user ids and inflict pain on the both of them directly from my desktop.
posted by jonson at 8:53 PM on July 23, 2003

I recently tried to build a page using lowsrc (?). It's been so long. Anyway it didn't work on any of the browesers I had handy. Strangely I had no desire to use, for old times sake, blink.
posted by filchyboy at 10:04 PM on July 23, 2003

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."

Dear lord, what have I done? I'm this generation's Oppenheimer.

Here's my attempt at redemption: Don't be like me, kids. Stay in school, keep off the pipe and NEVER use the marquee tag without the attribute loop="x" where x is less than ten. And preferably less than two.
posted by Monk at 1:54 AM on July 24, 2003

posted by wendellseviltwin at 2:03 AM on July 24, 2003

birdherder: we're busy ripping our eyes out.
posted by cheaily at 2:23 AM on July 24, 2003

Great Hack .....

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posted by seanyboy at 2:32 AM on July 24, 2003

Let the flip book frenzy begin....
posted by seanyboy at 2:35 AM on July 24, 2003




It's the neon sign for the new millenium!
posted by backOfYourMind at 2:51 AM on July 24, 2003

Why Moz supports blink, which indeed it does.

You realize this comment page now fails Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Priority 2 because it blinks?
posted by joeclark at 5:59 AM on July 24, 2003

i'm looking at this page in nn4 and nothing is moving, blinking or otherwise doing anything in the slightest out of the ordinary.

you all think no-one uses nn4, but i've been sucked back through time to a place where html is still new and fortran 66 is the state of the art (ie i'm on a training course (the kind were they'd be best just listing all the things you can't do with their software) in the dark underworld of academic software support... help!)
posted by andrew cooke at 7:50 AM on July 24, 2003

IE has wierd CSS suuport and can't handle transparent PNG's and they implement the freakin' BLINK?
posted by tommasz at 7:52 AM on July 24, 2003

Calm down, tommasz, read the post and you will see it's a hack.
posted by Joeforking at 9:12 AM on July 24, 2003

I'm a little dissapointed that 'about:mozilla' no longer has the bit that ends with "and their tags shall blink until the end of days". Ah, well.
posted by atholbrose at 1:17 AM on July 25, 2003

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