#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 7th, 2013 09:44
#2 By: Brett Kellgren, August 7th, 2013 10:00
Just in case you still NEED a blink tag
#3 By: Christopher Waldrop, August 7th, 2013 10:02
I wasn't aware that Firefox had a blink tag, and, personally, could do without it. It reminds me of my old BBS days when Commodore 64 systems had a function called "MCI". I don't remember what that really stood for, but we all called it "Moving Cursor Irritant".
#4 By: Acer Platanoides , August 7th, 2013 10:13
'...Until the end of days' just doesn't mean what it used to.
#5 By: lasermike026, August 7th, 2013 10:13
#6 By: Stephen Schenck, August 7th, 2013 10:39
It also broke the Google-lucky-search from the address bar.
Sure, it can be restored with a plugin, but I'm getting seriously sick of spending 20 minutes following a Firefox "update" restoring my system to a functional state.
Literally, 2/3 of all the Firefox add-ons I have installed are just to fix old, preferable behavior that was broken via "update," and the list just keeps growing.
#7 By: Karl Kosack, August 7th, 2013 10:43
Maybe there are no more unbelievers?
#8 By: Zandr, August 7th, 2013 10:53
I'm not a fan of the change either, but it's not broken, exactly. It just uses the same search engine as the search bar now, rather than following a hidden pref (which defaulted to Google). Apparently hijacking that pref was enough of a problem that the security team decided to tie the two together.
#9 By: William_Holz, August 7th, 2013 11:05
Geocities will never be the same!
#10 By: dr_bombay, August 7th, 2013 11:16
now if we can get rid of the scourge of animated GIF files, we'd really be getting somewhere.
#11 By: Jorpho, August 7th, 2013 11:52
What about marquee? Do we still have marquee!?
EDIT: We DO! Oh joy, oh rapture!
#12 By: KevinA, August 7th, 2013 12:04
Blink. And you'll miss it.
#13 By: Zaphod Beeblebrox, August 7th, 2013 14:09
Well, call me crazy (You're Crazy!), but I think the Blink tag still has a place in modern HTML markup.
There are times when I want to draw particular attention to a word or phrase, and < b >, < em >, < span style="font-weight:bold;" >, etc. just don't do enough.
Sure, the tag has been deprecated (is that the right term?), and the official W3 standards no longer list it, but it's a tiny thing that could've been left in the browser's repertoire.
I'll miss it, dangit!
#14 By: Taymon, August 7th, 2013 14:54
Regardless of the aesthetic merits of the tag, <blink> has no place in HTML for the same reason that <font>, <center>, and other such tags don't. They say nothing about the document's semantic meaning; their only purpose is to tell the browser how to render text in a visual medium. That is what CSS, not HTML, is for.
#15 By: Austin Hamman, August 7th, 2013 15:30
whatever you do, do not <blink>
anyhow, the loss of the blink tag is no surprise, it's been deprecated for like 12 years or more. they shoulda taken the maquee tag out while they were at it..
#16 By: Shaharil Ahmad, August 9th, 2013 12:35
#17 By: Jorpho, August 9th, 2013 13:45
Check your Firefox version. It might not have the 23.0 update just yet.
#18 By: Shaharil Ahmad, August 9th, 2013 15:05
#19 By: Cory Doctorow, August 12th, 2013 09:44
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