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Re: object vs embed + bgsound

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 12:09:11 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200107281109.f6SB9BK11256@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 
> is the object tag supported by very recent browsers, at least nn6 or
> mozilla0.9 and ie5.5

It's supported by both.  However IE always treats it as a request for
an external application when using sound, even when it would treat
proprietory tags as internal and Mozilla doesn't have any intrinsic sound
support, so also uses external players.  (IE treats object as probable
ActiveX, rather than in the way the HTML spec describes it.)

SMIL is the minimum standard for doing multimedia sound with W3C 
technologies, but probably isn't available in any commercial browser.
HTML is *not* an multimedia language although many browsers have pretentions
of being multimedia viewers.

How to do it isn't really an accessibility question.  I'd suggest
a general web authoring text book or comp.infosytems.www on usenet.
I seem to remember that you make the file the data and supply the correct
content type.

I've never found a web site with background sound that works.  The sound
always starts so late as to be simply annoying.
Received on Saturday, 28 July 2001 07:09:16 GMT

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