Marquee on links

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Dan, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    How can I stop a marquee from appearing around a selected link on a webpage?

    I've got the following:

    <a href="work.html" onMouseOver="document.menu1.src=on1.src"
    onMouseOut="document.menu1.src=off1.src"><img src="images/menu/work-off.jpg"
    name="menu1" border=0></a><br>

    and if the user clicked on it, then clicks the 'back' button - then that
    image has a marquee around it.

    Is there any way around this?

    Cheers,
    Dan.
     
    Dan, Jan 26, 2004
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  2. Dan

    Steve Pugh Guest

    "Dan" <> wrote:

    >How can I stop a marquee from appearing around a selected link on a webpage?


    Don't include the <marquee> element in your code.

    >I've got the following:
    >
    ><a href="work.html" onMouseOver="document.menu1.src=on1.src"
    >onMouseOut="document.menu1.src=off1.src"><img src="images/menu/work-off.jpg"
    >name="menu1" border=0></a><br>
    >
    >and if the user clicked on it, then clicks the 'back' button - then that
    >image has a marquee around it.


    Oh, you didn't mean a marquee in the HTML sense (scrolling text). What
    you're seeing is the focus rectangle and it's an aid to accessibility
    and usability. Some users, such as those who use a keyboard rather
    than a mouse to navigate, rely upon it. Removing it would make your
    site more difficult to use.

    There's no HTML or CSS way to remove it in IE (neither Opera now
    Mozilla doesn't show it when you go back to a page) so you'd have to
    use JavaScript. But better to leave it be and not inconvenience any of
    your users.

    It appears on all links on all sites so users are used to seeing it
    and even if they don't like it (most users don't even notice it) they
    won't think any less of your site because of it.

    Steve

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    Steve Pugh <> <http://steve.pugh.net/>
     
    Steve Pugh, Jan 26, 2004
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    Steve Pugh wrote:


    > Don't include the <marquee> element in your code.


    who invented that tag anyway, and why did they ever think it would be
    useful?



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  4. Dan

    rf Guest

    "Weyoun the Dancing Borg" <weyoun@removethis@@dancingborg.co.uk> wrote in
    message news:VxoRb.11585$...
    > X-No-Archive: yes
    > Steve Pugh wrote:
    >
    >
    > > Don't include the <marquee> element in your code.

    >
    > who invented that tag anyway,


    Microsoft.

    > and why did they ever think it would be
    > useful?


    Why do they do anything?

    Cheers
    Richard.
     
    rf, Jan 27, 2004
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    rf wrote:

    > "Weyoun the Dancing Borg" <weyoun@removethis@@dancingborg.co.uk>
    > wrote in message
    > news:VxoRb.11585$...
    >> X-No-Archive: yes
    >> Steve Pugh wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> Don't include the <marquee> element in your code.

    >>
    >> who invented that tag anyway,

    >
    > Microsoft.


    oh. well that answers that then :)



    I think the second most stupid tag is <blink>.
     
    Weyoun the Dancing Borg, Jan 27, 2004
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  6. Dan

    rf Guest

    "Weyoun the Dancing Borg" <weyoun@removethis@@dancingborg.co.uk> wrote in
    message news:QPoRb.11592$...
    > X-No-Archive: yes
    > rf wrote:
    >
    > > "Weyoun the Dancing Borg" <weyoun@removethis@@dancingborg.co.uk>
    > > wrote in message
    > > news:VxoRb.11585$...
    > >> X-No-Archive: yes
    > >> Steve Pugh wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>> Don't include the <marquee> element in your code.
    > >>
    > >> who invented that tag anyway,

    > >
    > > Microsoft.

    >
    > oh. well that answers that then :)
    >
    > I think the second most stupid tag is <blink>.


    Invented by Netscape.

    Cheers
    Richard.
     
    rf, Jan 27, 2004
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  7. Dan

    Kris Guest

    In article <VxoRb.11585$>,
    "Weyoun the Dancing Borg" <weyoun@removethis@@dancingborg.co.uk>
    wrote:

    > > Don't include the <marquee> element in your code.

    >
    > who invented that tag anyway,


    Marquee Mark.

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    Kris, Jan 27, 2004
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  8. Dan

    Marco Bakker Guest

    "Weyoun the Dancing Borg" <weyoun@removethis@@dancingborg.co.uk> wrote:

    > X-No-Archive: yes
    > Steve Pugh wrote:
    >
    >
    > > Don't include the <marquee> element in your code.

    >
    > who invented that tag anyway, and why did they ever think it would be
    > useful?


    A lot of people in Asia like it. This is also the reason why the
    developers of Safari decided to support it, as some prominent websites
    overthere are using it.

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    Marco Bakker, Jan 27, 2004
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