Re: Background Soundtracks

William F. Hammond (hammond@csc.albany.edu)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 11:39:11 -0400 (EDT)


From: "William F. Hammond" <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 11:39:11 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199608221539.LAA19899@phoebe.math.albany.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re:  Background Soundtracks

: From: "Jason O'Brien" <jaobrien@fttnet.com>
: To: "'www'" <www-html@w3.org>
: Subject: Background Soundtracks
: Date: Thu, 22 Aug 96 09:04:00 CDT
: Message-ID: <321C68D9@smtpgate.ftt.com>

: I just wanted to post this in the hopes that Netscape will soon accept   
: the BGSOUND tag and future HTML designs will incorporate this or   
: something similar --  [. . .]

BROWSER AUTHORS BEWARE:

There are extant multi-user operating systems where the audio-device
is neither "owned" nor shared.  One could expect system managers in
such environments to disable "BGSOUND" (probably by forbidding the use
of browsers that support it -- unless a supporting browser provides a
system-level switch for disabling it).

Of course, "BGSOUND" could always be disabled at build time.  In other
words:

                         KNOW YOUR PLATFORM


                                   -- Bill