Blink and you’ll miss it

Who gets to decide, when folk can’t agree on the look and feel of a website?

Allow me to digress for a moment. Among the early pioneers of the worldwide web was a fellow by the name of Louis J. Montulli II (pictured). Among other things, Montulli worked on two of the web’s first browsers: Lynx and Netscape. He also invented “cookies” – those little bits of code that websites use to pass systems information back and forth.

Somewhat less glorious was his 1994 idea of a command that would make text blink. If that word is not blinking on your screen right now, it is because most web browsers these days refuse to implement the command.

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