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Re: Multiple Text Decoration Values

From: Max Romantschuk <max@provico.fi>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 08:03:16 +0300
Message-ID: <409F0D14.8010409@provico.fi>
To: www-style@w3.org

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> The CSS3 Text Module addresses this problem with a 'text-blink' property.
> Frankly, I have to wonder... is blinking text actually used by anyone?  
> Is it worth keeping in the spec at all?

The fact that people misused <blink> all over the place doesn't mean 
it's a bad idea. Blink, like explosives, can be used for good things 
when in the hands of a responsible agent.

With several years' worth of web application UI design I can think of 
several situations where using blink to focus the user's attention can 
be a good thing.

Max Romantschuk
Received on Monday, 10 May 2004 01:04:24 UTC

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