Re: Status of MS HTML - are they participating

Mike Batchelor (mikebat@abs.net)
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 10:56:56 -0400 (EDT)


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From: mikebat@abs.net (Mike Batchelor)
Subject: Re: Status of MS HTML - are they participating
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 10:56:56 -0400 (EDT)
In-Reply-To: <199510102056.AA25808@mail.crl.com> from "Joe English" at Oct 10, 95 01:56:52 pm

Joe English once wrote...
> 
> 
> mikebat@abs.net (Mike Batchelor) wrote:
> 
> > How would HTML v3 handle "inline audio", if it can at all?  Would <FIG> do
> > this?
> 
> Sure, why not?  It does everything else :-)
> 
> Going by the MIME philosophy, which makes a top-level distinction
> between text, image, sound, video, and "application-specific" 
> data, <BGSOUND> makes sense as a separate element.   I think the
> current philosophy in HTML development is to divide things into 
> "hypertext" and "embedded resources", in which case some form
> of the <LINK> or <EMBED> elements might be more appropriate.

So something like this...

<embed mimetype="audio/basic" src="fanfare.au">

I'd think attributes could be added to this as well, though align=center for
an embedded audio file wouldn't mean a whole lot.

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