Re: Background Soundtracks

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 20:25:50 -0400


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To: galactus@htmlhelp.com
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Background Soundtracks 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 22 Aug 1996 20:00:05 +0200."
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Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 20:25:50 -0400
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>

In message <lAKHy4uYOZyb089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>, Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet w
rites:
>In article <321C68D9@smtpgate.ftt.com>,
>"Jason O'Brien" <jaobrien@fttnet.com> wrote:
>> 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 -- I am designing more and more web pages with   
>
>BGSOUND as a *tag* is a very bad idea. It is a property of the
>body, so it should be an attribute of <BODY>.

I disagree. If I wanted to express "play sound X while this
document is displayed," I'd just write:

	<link rel=present href="foo.au">

We're talking web architecture 101 here. Specified in 1991, but dating
back before HTML existed, to TimBL's Enquire system (and lots of
hypertext systems before that).

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Dan