<marquee>

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 <marquee> element is used to insert a scrolling area of text.

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>

Notes

  • The marquee element is originally an IE invention.
  • The marquee element is not valid according to the HTML or XHTML specifications. Page authors concerned with validation should not use this tag.
  • The marquee element is implemented in Mozilla (Firefox) by using an XBL binding; see /layout/style/xbl-marquee/xbl-marquee.xml.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 2.0 7.2 1.2
truespeed attribute Not supported 3.0 (1.9) 4.0 Not supported Not supported
hspace/vspace attribute ? 3.0 (1.9) ? ? ?
loop attribute ? 3.0 (1.9) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?
truespeed attribute ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?
hspace/vspace attribute ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?
loop attribute ? 1.0 (1.0) ? ? ?

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