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  • Revision slug: Web/HTML/Element/blink
  • Revision title: <blink>
  • Revision id: 467345
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  • Creator: teoli
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{{Deprecated_header}} {{Non-standard_header}}

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 {{domxref("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

{{CompatibilityTable}}
Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support {{CompatNo}} Until {{CompatGeckoDesktop("22.0")}}
{{CompatNo}} since {{CompatGeckoDesktop("23.0")}}
{{CompatVersionUnknown}} Until 12.1
{{CompatNo}} since 15.0
{{CompatNo}
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{CompatNo}} Until {{CompatGeckoMobile("22.0")}}
{{CompatNo}} since {{CompatGeckoMobile("23.0")}}
{{CompatNo}} Until 12.1
{{CompatNo}} since 15.0
{{CompatNo}}

See also

Revision Source

<div>
  {{Deprecated_header}} {{Non-standard_header}}</div>
<h2 id="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The HTML Blink Element (<code>&lt;blink&gt;</code>) is a non-standard element causing the enclosed text to flash slowly.</p>
<div class="warning">
  <p class="note"><strong>Warning:</strong> Do not use this element as it is non-standard and <strong>deprecated</strong>. Blinking text is frowned upon by several accessibility standards and the CSS specification allows browsers to ignore the blink value.</p>
</div>
<h2 id="DOM_interface">DOM interface</h2>
<p>This element is unsupported and thus implements the {{domxref("HTMLUnknownElement")}} interface.</p>
<h2 id="Example">Example</h2>
<pre class="brush:html">
&lt;blink&gt;Why would somebody use this?&lt;/blink&gt;
</pre>
<h3 id="Result">Result</h3>
<p><img alt="Image:HTMLBlinkElement.gif" src="/@api/deki/files/247/=HTMLBlinkElement.gif" /></p>
<h2 id="Specification">Specification</h2>
<p>This element is non-standard and not part of any specification.</p>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<div>
  {{CompatibilityTable}}</div>
<div id="compat-desktop">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Chrome</th>
        <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
        <th>Internet Explorer</th>
        <th>Opera</th>
        <th>Safari (WebKit)</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo}}</td>
        <td>Until {{CompatGeckoDesktop("22.0")}}<br />
          {{CompatNo}} since {{CompatGeckoDesktop("23.0")}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
        <td>Until 12.1<br />
          {{CompatNo}} since 15.0</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Android</th>
        <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
        <th>IE Phone</th>
        <th>Opera Mobile</th>
        <th>Safari Mobile</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo}}</td>
        <td>Until {{CompatGeckoMobile("22.0")}}<br />
          {{CompatNo}} since {{CompatGeckoMobile("23.0")}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo}}</td>
        <td>Until 12.1<br />
          {{CompatNo}} since 15.0</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo}}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
  <li><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/blink" title="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/blink">History of the creation of the HTML <code>&lt;blink&gt;</code> element</a>.</li>
  <li>{{cssxref("text-decoration")}}, where a blink value exists, though browsers are not required to effectively make it blink.</li>
  <li>{{htmlelement("marquee")}}, another similar non-standard element.</li>
  <li><a href="/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/CSS/Using_CSS_animations" title="/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/CSS/Using_CSS_animations">CSS animations</a> are the way to go to create such an effect.</li>
</ul>
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