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Wednesday September 01, 2004
04:26 AM

Things You Don't Want to See in a CSS File

[ #20668 ]

a:link {
    color: #000000;
    font-family: "Gill Sans MT", Verdana, Arial, Helvetica;
    font-size: 11pt;
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: bold;
    text-decoration: blink;
    line-height: 13px;

Did you spot it? It's second from bottom - text-decoration: blink. That's guaranteed to stop people from wanting to look at your site for too long.

That's from a real site too. It's my MP Martin Linton's site. The CSS is here.


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  • Only a total moron would do that! However, as most of the cluless masses (including presumably your MP, if he's ever actually used a computer) use a defective browser like IE, they won't even see the error. I believe that the use of blink means that it fails W3C WAI guidelines and is therefore in breach of UK accessability legislation...

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • (1) font-family not ending in one of the generic classes of fonts ("sans-serif" in this case).
    (2) font-size (or anything else font related) using points or pixels or any other units, really.

    That flashing really is horrendous though
  • I was sure you had a problem with font-family: "Gill Sans MT" ;-)
    illovich []