Re: Status of MS HTML - are they participating

Albert Lunde (Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu)
Tue, 10 Oct 1995 15:17:22 -0600


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Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 15:17:22 -0600
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Albert Lunde <Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu>
Subject: Re: Status of MS HTML - are they participating

>How would HTML v3 handle "inline audio", if it can at all?  Would <FIG> do
>this?  If not, can someone think of a better way of handling it that could
>be added to the proposed standard?  As it stands, it seems pretty
>straightforward to me:
>
><BGAUDIO SRC="file.[wav|au|mid]" LOOP="[n|0|INFINITE]">
>
>where 0 and INFINITE mean the same thing, and n is a positive integer.  The
>only thing I might want to add to it is an attribute that says "keep playing
>or looping this audio file while viewing children of this page" until the
>file finishes, or the loop count is reached, or another <BGAUDIO> tag is
>encountered.  Um, might be a good idea to discontinue playback if the user
>leaves the site entirely, too. :)

As many people have noted in the past, we don't need 2 dozen tags for
in-line inclusion of various "things", and the transport for all the
"things" need not be http (with appropriate URL schemes defined.)

I think the work to make a more general SGML definition of EMBED is the
most recent effort to address  this. (but I think similar issues were
raised with respect to Java applets, FIG, and even IMG.)

I don't recall seeing any Microsoft proposals on the html-wg list.


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    Albert Lunde                      Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu