String.prototype.blink()

Deprecated
This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The blink() method creates a <blink> HTML element that causes a string to blink.

Warning: Blinking text is frowned upon by several accessibility standards. The <blink> element itself is non-standard and deprecated!

Syntax

str.blink()

Return value

A string containing a <blink> HTML element.

Description

The blink() method embeds a string in a <blink> tag: "<blink>str</blink>".

Examples

The following example uses string methods to change the formatting of a string:

var worldString = 'Hello, world';

console.log(worldString.blink());   // <blink>Hello, world</blink>
console.log(worldString.bold());    // <b>Hello, world</b>
console.log(worldString.italics()); // <i>Hello, world</i>
console.log(worldString.strike());  // <strike>Hello, world</strike>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.blink' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0. Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'String.prototype.blink' in that specification.
Draft Defined in the (normative) Annex B for Additional ECMAScript Features for Web Browsers.

Browser compatibility

See also