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[Bug 17699] Do not interfere with critical system sounds

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Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:25:18 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17699

Jer Noble <jer.noble@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Jer Noble <jer.noble@apple.com> 2012-08-09 20:25:18 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > Shouldn't it be the job of the operating system to silence other applications
> > when there's an important sound to be played? My Android phone fades my music
> > or podcast out temporarily when I get a phone call or notification, presumably
> > with no cooperation from the music player.
> 
> Yes, and iOS appears to fade out sound and send a pause signal to applications
> when a call comes in or the system needs to play a sound alert. Seems
> reasonably clear that this is a requirement well met at the OS level.

This actually has relevance to
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17320.  The OS might decide to
suspend non-system audio during an OS event, and a WebAudio app may want to be
notified in that case.

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