In what appears to be an effort to woo advertisers, Internet
Explorer added a form of animated text to HTML that all the popular
browsers now support. The animation is simple—text scrolling
horizontally across the display—but effective for moving banners and
other elements that readily and easily animate an otherwise static
document. On the other hand, like the
<blink> tag, animated text can easily
become intrusive and abusive for the reader. Use with caution, please,
if at all.
The <marquee> Tag
defines the text that scrolls across the user’s display. The
<marquee> tag is not a standard tag.
For this reason alone, we do not recommend that you use this
The text between the
<marquee> tag and its required
</marquee> end tag scrolls
horizontally across the display. The various tag attributes control
the size of the display area, its appearance, its alignment with the
surrounding text, and the scrolling speed.
<marquee> tag and
attributes are ignored by some browsers, but its contents are not.
They are displayed as static text, sans any alignment or special
treatment afforded by the
<marquee> tag attributes.
The align attribute
The popular browsers place
<marquee> text into the ...