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Re: access to "background sound" objects (issue 297)

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 10:52:21 -0500
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To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Responses in JRG:
At 09:42 AM 7/25/2000 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Jon Gunderson wrote:
> >
> > Just so I have this straight.
> > 1. Is the discussion trying to determine if proprietary elements like
> > <BGSOUND> is considered decorative or style rather than content?
>Any element, attribute, or style property (not just proprietary).
>I think that there is some agreement that while we can identify
>some content as being marked up for decoration, that content may
>not be used just for decoration (and that's something that today,
>machines can't recognize).

JRG: Is there consensus with the people who have been discussing this issue 
on the list that markup for background sounds is considered decorative?


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