HTMLMarqueeElement

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The HTMLMarqueeElement interface provides methods to manipulate <marquee> elements. It inherits properties and methods from the HTMLElement interface.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

HTMLMarqueeElement.behavior
Sets how the text is scrolled within the marquee. Possible values are scroll, slide and alternate. If no value is specified, the default value is scroll.
HTMLMarqueeElement.bgColor
Sets the background color through color name or hexadecimal value.
HTMLMarqueeElement.direction
Sets the direction of the scrolling within the marquee. Possible values are left, right, up and down. If no value is specified, the default value is left.
HTMLMarqueeElement.height
Sets the height in pixels or percentage value.
HTMLMarqueeElement.hspace
Sets the horizontal margin.
HTMLMarqueeElement.loop
Sets the number of times the marquee will scroll. If no value is specified, the default value is −1, which means the marquee will scroll continuously.
HTMLMarqueeElement.scrollAmount
Sets the amount of scrolling at each interval in pixels. The default value is 6.
HTMLMarqueeElement.scrollDelay
Sets the interval between each scroll movement in milliseconds. The default value is 85. Note that any value smaller than 60 is ignored and the value 60 is used instead, unless trueSpeed is true.
HTMLMarqueeElement.trueSpeed
By default, scrollDelay values lower than 60 are ignored. If trueSpeed is true, then those values are not ignored.
HTMLMarqueeElement.vspace
Sets the vertical margin.
HTMLMarqueeElement.width
Sets the width in pixels or percentage value.

Event handlers

HTMLMarqueeElement.onbounce
Fires when the marquee has reached the end of its scroll position. It can only fire when the behavior attribute is set to alternate.
HTMLMarqueeElement.onfinish
Fires when the marquee has finished the amount of scrolling that is set by the loop attribute. It can only fire when the loop attribute is set to some number that is greater than 0.
HTMLMarqueeElement.onstart
Fires when the marquee starts scrolling.

Methods

Inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.

NameOfTheInterface.start()
Starts scrolling of the marquee.
NameOfTheInterface.stop()
Stops scrolling of the marquee.

Examples

<marquee>This text will scroll from right to left</marquee>

<marquee direction="up">This text will scroll from bottom to top</marquee>

<marquee direction="down" width="250" height="200" behavior="alternate" style="border:solid">
  <marquee behavior="alternate">
    This text will bounce
  </marquee>
</marquee>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLMarqueeElement' in that specification.
Living Standard Made obsolete in favor of CSS but define its expected behavior for backward compatibility.
HTML 5.2
The definition of 'HTMLMarqueeElement' in that specification.
Recommendation No changes.
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'HTMLMarqueeElement' in that specification.
Recommendation No changes.
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLMarqueeElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Made obsolete in favor of CSS but define its expected behavior for backward compatibility.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1 Yes No1 227.21.2
behavior1 Yes No227.21.2
bgcolor1 Yes No227.21.2
direction1 Yes No227.21.2
height1 Yes No227.21.2
hspace Yes Yes No2 ? Yes ?
loop Yes Yes No2 ? Yes ?
scrollamount1 Yes No227.21.2
scrolldelay1 Yes No227.21.2
truespeed Yes Yes No24 Yes No
vspace Yes Yes No2 ? Yes ?
width1 Yes No227.21.2
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support118 Yes No1 210.1 Yes ?
behavior118 Yes No210.1 Yes ?
bgcolor118 Yes No210.1 Yes ?
direction118 Yes No210.1 Yes ?
height118 Yes No210.1 Yes ?
hspace Yes Yes Yes No2 Yes ? ?
loop Yes Yes Yes No2 Yes ? ?
scrollamount118 Yes No210.1 Yes ?
scrolldelay118 Yes No210.1 Yes ?
truespeed Yes Yes Yes No2 Yes No ?
vspace Yes Yes Yes No2 Yes ? ?
width118 Yes No210.1 Yes ?

1. <marquee> implements the HTMLDivElement interface.

2. See bug 1425874.

See also

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