Re: A thought

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Wed, 13 Mar 1996 14:55:55 -0800 (PST)


From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Message-Id: <199603132255.OAA11936@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: A thought
To: bentz@ai.mit.edu
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 14:55:55 -0800 (PST)
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <9603132236.AA20423@www10.w3.org> from "Bryan A. Bentz" at Mar 13, 96 05:41:40 pm

Once upon a time Bryan A. Bentz shaped the electrons to say...
>It occurred to me that when a user clicks on an <A HREF="blah"..> it 
>might be nice to offer some kind of immediate feedback, from the page 
>on which the <A HREF...> occurs.

Looking into Javascript, this is the kind of thing you can do with event
handlers.

>Going even further, it might be nice to allow an audio clip to play 
>when the mouse moves over an anchor, if the browser is set for it.  

onMouseOver in Javascript will cause events like this, though I'm not to
experienced with imbedded sound so that actual call to the player I'm not
clear on.

>extensions to HTML will be possible, and reasonable.  Would 
>it not be a good idea to allow for some dynamic extensions, in which, 
>in an HTML document, one could inform HTML interpreters (perhaps in 

Instead of adding tags, it is better to make a scripting language that is
extensible and flexible - aka Javascript.  It has wide acceptance and I
expect it to spread quickly to other browsers.  Then the scripter can make
the script do all kinds of things

>(maybe I should just start writing JAVA code.)

Yep.

-MZ
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