Bring Back the Blink !!


I miss the blinking feature that old PZ had. I enjoyed using it for a tawdry Neon lite effect in Happy Birthday threads.

Perhaps it is hidden somewhere in the many new formatting features, and I haven't discovered it yet?

Despite its initial popularity among home users in the 1990s, it has since fallen out of favor due to its overuse and the difficulty it presents in reading. The tag achieved notoriety for being user-unfriendly in the opinion of many designers.[citation needed] Lou Montulli, often credited as the inventor of the blink element, has said that he considers "the blink tag to be the worst thing I've ever done for the Internet", although he claims he only suggested the idea, without writing any actual code.

... At some point in the evening I mentioned that it was sad that Lynx was not going to be able to display many of the HTML extensions that we were proposing, I also pointed out that the only text style that Lynx could exploit given its environment was blinking text. We had a pretty good laugh at the thought of blinking text, and talked about blinking this and that and how absurd the whole thing would be. [...] Saturday morning rolled around and I headed into the office only to find what else but, blinking text. It was on the screen blinking in all its glory, and in the browser. How could this be, you might ask? It turns out that one of the engineers liked my idea so much that he left the bar sometime past midnight, returned to the office and implemented the blink tag overnight. He was still there in the morning and quite proud of it.

I can blink. Can you?

UH-oh that shouldn't have worked. I think that's a security hole.



Thanks for the example, Ender. Weird? I'll call lava's attention to it. I wonder if that's something you can do using HTML?


I think allowing CSS injection to the webpage through the editor is a bug and possible security flaw.

Thank you, ender. I'm glad there are those of you who know what these things may mean and then let us know. Lava will be by a little later..

Check out this thread Judit/Lava for example of exploit:

having a managed user base helps, but thanks for pointing this out, ender.

No problem. Thanks for all you guys do.