Re: Browser maximum WIDTH & HEIGHT! -Reply (fwd)

Scott E. Preece (
Mon, 25 Mar 1996 09:07:42 -0600

Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 09:07:42 -0600
From: (Scott E. Preece)
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In-Reply-To: MegaZone's message of Sun, 24 Mar 1996 16:30:26 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Browser maximum WIDTH & HEIGHT! -Reply (fwd)

MegaZone writes:

| Once upon a time Scott E. Preece shaped the electrons to say...
| >I think most use of BLINK is by people who have a specific reason for
| >using it.  What I was trying to say, by indirection, was that it would
| Yeah - IT5 K3WL D00D!
| I think I've seen *ONE* page where blink was used for emphasis of 
| urgent text.
| Nearly everyone using it uses it to make stupid things flash just because
| they can.  These very same people would make your windows into a hexagon
| if they could, just because they can.  
| There are already sites that open a NEW WINDOW FOR EACH PAGE!  Why? 
| Just because they can.
| I do NOT trust authors to do the right thing, experience shows that
| they don't.

Curiously enough, I believe that authors have the right to present their
material any way they choose. It's art.  Some of it's good art and some
of it's not, but that's just another dimension that we're allowed to
place ourselves upon.  Effective use of the medium is one of the things
that can help us sort out the authors we want to pay attention to from
the authors we want to ignore.

My experience with BLINK is different from yours - most of the uses I
have seen were to call out a specific piee of information (like the
deadline for submissions to a conference) - but that's really beside the

Someone called "MegaZone" is complaining about people doing things "just
because it's cool"?


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