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Re: Marquee

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 19:39:57 PDT
Message-ID: <19980516023957.5001.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: cwilso@MICROSOFT.com, lawranc5@airmail.net
Cc: www-html@w3.org
>From: "Lawrance Family Member" <lawranc5@airmail.net>
>
>As a surfer, I can agree with you, I don't like blinking text.  As an
>author, though, I think it is foolish to say that something should not
>be standardized because someone doesn't like it.  One way or another,
>authors will find ways to get the page to look EXACTLY how they want it
>to.  Animated gifs, Java applets, whatever...  As an engineer, you
>should respect the desire of authors to include as many effects as they
>wish.  But, being an engineer (this I am assuming), you should also
>realize that in order to acheive the effects authors want without CSS
>standardization means that your servers will be clogged with bandwidth
>hogging GIFs, applets, etc.

Hm, you've got a point. However, I think that most authors who use 
blinking text wouldn't even consider it if it wasn't so easy to do. From 
a design perspective, it seems like most BLINK-based pages use it not 
because they specifically wanted blinking text, but because they wanted 
a quick way of getting the reader's attention.

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