<blink>

Deprecated
This feature has been removed from the Web. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Summary

The HTML Blink Element (<blink>) is a non-standard element causing the enclosed text to flash slowly.

Warning: Do not use this element as it is non-standard and deprecated. Blinking text is frowned upon by several accessibility standards and the CSS specification allows browsers to ignore the blink value.

DOM interface

This element is unsupported and thus implements the HTMLUnknownElement interface.

Example

<blink>Why would somebody use this?</blink>

Result

Image:HTMLBlinkElement.gif

Specification

This element is non-standard and not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support Not supported Until 22.0 (22.0)
Not supported since 23.0 (23.0)
Not supported Until 12.1
Not supported since 15.0
Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Until 22.0 (22.0)
Not supported since 23.0 (23.0)
Not supported Until 12.1
Not supported since 15.0
Not supported

See also

Attachments

File Size Date Attached by
Canvas_rhino.jpg
7571 bytes 2005-09-13 17:48:09 KamielMartinet
HTMLBlinkElement.gif
1119 bytes 2006-03-21 06:00:48 Rappo

Document Tags and Contributors

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