Deprecated
This feature has been removed from the Web standards. 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.

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 (toned down!)

Image:HTMLBlinkElement.gif

Specification

This element is non-standard and not part of any specification.  If you don't believe us, see for yourself in the HTML spec.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support Not supported Not supported [1] Not supported Not supported [2] Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported [1] Not supported Not supported [2] Not supported

[1] Supported until version 22. Removed in version 23.

[2] Supported until version 12.1. Removed in version 15.0.

See also

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