Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The HTML <marquee> element is used to insert a scrolling area of text. You can control what happens when the text reaches the edges of its content area using its attributes.

The <marquee> element is obsolete and must not be used. While some browsers still support it, it's not required.

Attributes

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.
bgcolor
Sets the background color through color name or hexadecimal value.
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.
height
Sets the height in pixels or percentage value.
hspace
Sets the horizontal margin
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.
scrollamount
Sets the amount of scrolling at each interval in pixels. The default value is 6.
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 specified.
truespeed
By default, scrolldelay values lower than 60 are ignored. If truespeed is present, those values are not ignored.
vspace
Sets the vertical margin in pixels or percentage value.
width
Sets the width in pixels or percentage value.

Event handlers

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.
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.
onstart
Fires when the marquee starts scrolling.

Methods

start
Starts scrolling of the marquee.
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 '<marquee>' in that specification.
Living Standard Make it obsolete in favor of CSS but define its expected behavior, for backward compatibility.
HTML5
The definition of '<marquee>' in that specification.
Recommendation Make it obsolete in favor of CSS but define its expected behavior, for backward compatibility.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1 Yes127.21.2
behavior1 Yes127.21.2
bgcolor1 Yes127.21.2
direction1 Yes127.21.2
height1 Yes127.21.2
hspace ? Yes3 ? ? ?
loop ? Yes3 ? ? ?
scrollamount1 Yes127.21.2
scrolldelay1 Yes127.21.2
truespeed No Yes34 No No
vspace ? Yes3 ? ? ?
width1 Yes127.21.2
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
behavior ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
bgcolor ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
direction ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
height ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
hspace ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
loop ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
scrollamount ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
scrolldelay ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
truespeed ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
vspace ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?
width ? ? Yes4 ? ? ?

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