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Re: Silly question

From: Tom Bergerson <tbergers@lante.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 09:17:54 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <86256A5D.004EA391.00@smtpmail-2.lante.com>

this is the very strict interpretation and borders on religious dogmatism.  the
marquee tag is a microsoft extension to html and so will be recognized only by
internet explorer 3 and up.  as such it is wise not to use this tag anywhere to
which people using browsers other than internet explorer might browse.  even if
using internet explorer, microsoft maybe, and web developers certainly, would
tell you not to use this tag.  to see their page on this subject go to:


in the left nav browse to:

HTML References>Elements>marquee

and see what they say.  note the paragraph stating this is a proprietary
extension at the end of the page.  To wit:

Standards Information
This object is a Microsoft extension to HTML

tom b

Christian Smith <csmith@barebones.com> on 05/31/2001 06:03:58 AM

To:   rh@nationalfinder.com
cc:   www-html@w3.org (bcc: Tom Bergerson/Lante)

Subject:  Re: Silly question

On 5/30/01 at 1:48 PM, rh@nationalfinder.com (Roger Harris) wrote:

> >Is the "Marquee" tag a real HTML tag?
> Whether it is a real HTML tag or not depends upon the opinion of the
> HTML Police.

Hardly. HTML is a language with a specification (several in fact). None
of the specifications include this tag. Therefor it is not an HTML tag.
Likewise, any document which contains this in the context of a tag is
not a valid HTML document.

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