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Question / Request for HTML or CSS

From: Allen Flick <allenflick@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:57:12 -0500
Message-ID: <51571967.3020008@Gmail.com>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
Didn't know we pions out here could make suggestions to the powers that be.

I've been piddling with my high school class reunion site for years now. And have
just now discovered that one of my favorite HTML elements may go away at some
undefined time in the future, and I'd like to see it become part of the "standard"
even though it's now used by 1005 of the users out there in the internet world.

<marquee>scrolling text</marquee>  or
<marquee>(scrolling images)</marquee>  is what I'm talking about. Although whatever
is scrolling and maybe a little difficult to read, that's the responsibility of the web
designer, right?  Some say that the designer should not put things like that on their
sites, but then turn around and tell you that it can be done using CSS3.

Maybe it should be a CSS provision, but in actually setting a standard for this should
not make the implementation any more difficult than the way it is currently.

The silliest thing you can do, as the authority on web standards, is leave <marquee>
scrolling text</marquee> the way it is ..... totally in limbo, letting each browser decide
to implement it or not.  ---> On my class site there are several <marquee>'s but the
latest one I put in uses images. I was immediately notified by someone with Chrome
on a Mac that the new <marquee> spreads across the entire screen, distorting the
entire display.

I'd say to either have it in the standard to be supported, or if not in the standard, it
should be standard NOT to support it.

Just MHO !!
Received on Saturday, 30 March 2013 22:07:16 UTC

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