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MARQUEE element GOOD or BAD
amitghosh




msg:4564186
 12:58 pm on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

My site need to display monthly announcements on top so i use MARQUEE element. Is MARQUEE good to use with in websites? Is there any harm in SEO.

 

swa66




msg:4564200
 1:33 pm on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

Non-standard element.

Use CSS3 features, javascript or whatnot if you want animation.
It does not belong in HTML and never should have been added by those browsers that do support it.

It's non-conforming feature as far as html5 goes, that "must not be used by authors".
See 11.2 here: [w3.org...] or here [whatwg.org...]

[edited by: tedster at 9:34 pm (utc) on Apr 12, 2013]
[edit reason] fix the link [/edit]

bhonda




msg:4564202
 1:35 pm on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

The only purpose of Marquee is in satire.

BAD.

lucy24




msg:4564366
 8:55 pm on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

Y'know, some questions you can answer before you even read them... :)

"must not be used" is pretty strong wording.

:: noting with interest that the only other element to merit this label is "applet" ... and I'm darn sure I've seen that quite recently though not on my own pages, duh ::

Leosghost




msg:4564371
 9:20 pm on Apr 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

:: noting with interest that the only other element to merit this label is "applet"

You forgot "blink" ;)..which with combined "marquee" and "applet" is ...

lucy24




msg:4564401
 1:05 am on Apr 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yah, but blink isn't an element, it's an attribute :-P

swa66




msg:4564438
 8:01 am on Apr 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

<blink> (the non standard html element) was implemented at some point in time in by netscape ...

drhowarddrfine




msg:4564466
 12:14 pm on Apr 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

From a user standpoint, don't use marquee. No one wants to sit and wait for your information to show up. You're slowing them down.

lucy24




msg:4564546
 8:10 pm on Apr 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

Eeuw. You mean there's really a <blink> like that, no relation to {text-decoration: cause-seizures-and-mass-exodus-of-users;} ? Yuk.

swa66




msg:4564683
 9:32 am on Apr 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

Blink origin is explained here: [montulli.org...]

If you want more obsolete ones: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/obsolete.html#obsolete

lucy24




msg:4564749
 7:37 pm on Apr 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

:: detour to look ::

Fer hevvins sakes. Why didn't someone TELL me there was a <kbd> and/or <samp> element? They keep making it sound as if the useful <tt> can only be replaced with something like <span class = "mono"> which is obviously insensate :(

Lynx never did get to blink

Thank goodness for small favors.

amitghosh




msg:4564869
 6:32 am on Apr 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks a lot all of you for great answers.

phranque




msg:4565797
 11:57 pm on Apr 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

welcome to WebmasterWorld, amitghosh!

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