[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Export blinking text attribute to HTML in all HTML export modes

Christophe Strobbe christophe.strobbe at esat.kuleuven.be
Fri Oct 28 02:46:35 PDT 2011

Hi Harri,

At 18:40 27-10-2011, Harri Pitkänen wrote:
>Previously blinking was not exported in IE mode. IE still does not
>support blinking (neither does Chrome or Safari)

Lacking browser support for the blink element is 
a good thing from an accessibility point of view 
:-) For some persons, blinking can be so 
distracting that it prevents them from 
interacting with the rest of the web page: 

(In Firefox and Seamonkey, you can disable 
blinking by setting "browser.blink_allowed" to 
false under about:config. In Opera, you need to 
activate the Accessibility Layout under View -> Style.)

>  but the extra tag
>does not make things any worse

That depends on the reader (see above).
But export blink anyway. Accessibility issues in 
content need to be addressed in the source 
document, and an extension to evaluate accessibility will be released soon-ish.

Best regards,


>and allows importing the HTML back
>to LibreOffice without loss of formatting.
>Code is also simplified by removing conditionals for options that
>no longer need to be (or can be) disabled.

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