CSS Marquee Module Level 3

W3C Working Group Note 14 October 2014

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Bert Bos (W3C) <>


This Note replaces a draft specification for CSS features relating to a “marquee” effect. The specification is no longer being developed.

Status of this document

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This document was produced by the CSS Working Group (part of the Style Activity).

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This document is governed by the 1 August 2014 W3C Process Document.

This specification has been discontinued. The CSS Working Group did not find enough implementations and at this point no further work is planned.

Table of contents

1. Summary

The “marquee” effect is a method of handling overflow in CSS. It tells the user agent to slowly move the contents of a box back and forth so that, over time, all of the contents is visible at least once. It can replace a scroll bar or other scrolling mechanism and requires no user interaction.

Development of the marquee features of CSS has been abandoned. See the previous-version link above for a description of the earlier proposals.

Note that a somewhat similar effect of moving text can be achieved with generic CSS animations [CSS3-ANIMATIONS].

2. References

Informative references:

Dean Jackson; et al. CSS Animations. 19 February 2013. W3C Working Draft. (Work in progress.) URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css3-animations-20130219/