BGSOUND, no need for it (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Fri, 23 Aug 1996 19:19:48 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199608240219.TAA08327@server.livingston.com>
Subject: BGSOUND, no need for it (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 19:19:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Once upon a time Imagination's End shaped the electrons to say...
>I thought HTML was supposed to be independent of the system.  OBJECT 

It hasn't been for a LONG time.  <I> for instance - some systems cannot
do italics because they have no font to do so.  Sometimes they try something
else, but it still is not italics. (IMHO they shouldn't try something
else with I, but should with EM as it says nothing about how to do it).

>and Java tags are, since they have alternatives.  What is the 
>alternative, or rendering method, of a BGSOUND supposed to.  Is a 
>computer without a sound card supposed to open a new window and draw 
>the waveform of the sound? :)

They just don't do it.  Like BGCOLOR - if I am on a B&W screen ang BGCOLOR
is red, I certainly don't see red.  Or better if I am on Lynx I don't see
colors at all, my telnet window is B&W pure.

-MZ
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