Re: HTML4.0 draft: Sound objects (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Mon, 8 Sep 1997 07:35:44 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199709081435.HAA07183@server.livingston.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 07:35:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>
Subject: Re: HTML4.0 draft: Sound objects (fwd)

Once upon a time James Nerlinger, Jr. shaped the electrons to say...
>Many users and clients like the sounds and it would be simpler to code them
>if we simply had a dedicated tag, especially when browser and plug-ins

There is a dedicated element - OBJECT.  It is dedicated to including outside
data objects into the current document.

Element proliferation is NOT the answer.  OBJECT has all of the necessary
abilities already.  And it appears to work for sound embedding in NS,
and I believe MSIE either has it or claims it will before release.

Why try to get browsers to support you *another* element when OBJECT is
there and they already have varying degrees of support for it?  If it 
isn't enough, complain to the browser vendor and maybe they'll get it
right.

-MZ
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