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marquee
Last modified: Sunday, March 22, 1998 

(1) On web pages, a scrolling area of text. Starting with Version 2, Microsoft Internet Explorer supports a special <MARQUEE> tag for creating these areas. Netscape Navigator, however, does not support this tag. You can also create marquees with Java applets and Dynamic HTML.

(2) In graphics software, a sizable and movable frame that identifies a selected portion of a bit-mapped image. The marquee frame can be rectangular in shape or, in some cases, irregular. A lasso tool, for example, enables you to select all contiguous portions of an image that share the same color.

The marquee frame is usually displayed with a flashing dashed line. In fact, that explains the origin of the name, since the dashed lines look a little like the flashing lights around a theater entrance, which is also called a marquee.

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Description of how to use the marquee tag in Web pages. Lists related attributes along with examples, as well as information on which browser (and version) supports this element.

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