If you use Firefox Humor , Geekdom This is going to be a very annoying post. Because someone at Mozilla had either a sense of humor or was a sadistic bastard. For those reading via other browsers or in RSS. Consider yourself lucky. Comments karrde says: on 7/2/2012 at 2:22 PM I see a bunch of blinking text. (On FF, of course.) Robb Allen says: on 7/2/2012 at 3:11 PM Yeah, the <blink> tag actually works in FF. Annoying, eh? Borepatch says: on 7/2/2012 at 3:53 PM What's interesting is that it doesn't blink in FF when viewing the RSS feed (Google Reader). Opening the page shows the blink. I didn't think that RSS stripped out the tags, but it must only pass some of them. David, Chandler, AZ says: on 7/2/2012 at 3:59 PM And of course I just had to click through from Google Reader. Xander says: on 7/2/2012 at 4:14 PM Ha! I love it! :-) Tony says: on 7/2/2012 at 4:24 PM Err... The text blinks in Opera's RSS reader too. So, it doesn't affect just Firefox. BGMiller says: on 7/2/2012 at 4:40 PM Sense of humor OR a sadistic bastard? Why can't it be both? aczarnowski says: on 7/2/2012 at 4:51 PM The problem is not the tool but the tool user. Screw the other browsers for banning blink based on a few bad apples. ;p Rob K says: on 7/2/2012 at 5:02 PM A few bad apples, aczarnowski? It was a whole barrel of rotten apples. The web in the late 90's was awash in blink, marquee, and under construction. It was like a huge, over-populated city with no signage ordinances at all. I was a happy camper when browsers first allowed you to turn off gif animation. Sailorcurt says: on 7/2/2012 at 5:38 PM I use an RSS reader plugin for firefox and it blinked on it. Apparently it's not RSS that strips the tags, but Google Reader that does it. Tpa Gunslinger says: on 7/2/2012 at 5:48 PM That is really annoying. Please make it stop. Jennifer says: on 7/2/2012 at 6:16 PM And of course I had to pull it up in Firefox just to see what the fuss was about SiGraybeard says: on 7/2/2012 at 7:05 PM I said it in the 90's and I'll say it again. There is no valid use for the blink tag. And speaking of the '90s, to this day, I dive for the mute button if I hit a place that starts playing audio - followed immediately by the back button. Canthros says: on 7/2/2012 at 7:44 PM Firefox allows by default. You can turn it off by toggling the setting browser.blink_allowed in about:config. HTH, HAND. Jim says: on 7/2/2012 at 8:24 PM Google Chrome + Google Reader = win! Robb H says: on 7/2/2012 at 8:51 PM Thank you, Canthros. You're tip worked perfectly, plus it showed me all kinds of ways to get into trouble. WIN! Roberta X says: on 7/2/2012 at 9:47 PM You're a bad, bad man. ;) Tam says: on 7/3/2012 at 3:12 PM We're gonna party like it's 1997! I'm already doin' the Geocities Shuffle! Standard Mischief says: on 7/5/2012 at 12:42 AM Here's a "Zap cheap effects" bookmarklet, which works on the "marquee" tag too. https://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/zap.html Comments have been closed on this topic.