Affecting Blink effect with text-decoration:blink has been dropped

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Firefox previously supported the Netscape-derived blink effect with the blink keyword for the CSS text-decoration property as well as the HTML <blink> element and the DOM String.blink method. Starting with Firefox 23, the blink effect no longer works. While text-decoration:blink continues to be supported by the CSS parser and the DOM APIs, the HTML parser has dropped the <blink> element support, thus the element will be treated as an unknown element. Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari haven’t supported the effect. Opera may also drop the support once it switches to the Blink rendering engine.