Re: HTML4.0 draft: Sound objects

Marc A. Duncan (maduncan@skipjack.bluecrab.org)
Wed, 10 Sep 1997 15:07:45 -0400


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From: "Marc A. Duncan" <maduncan@skipjack.bluecrab.org>
To: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 15:07:45 -0400
Subject: Re: HTML4.0 draft: Sound objects

Now I find this to be a very good idea.  I see usefulness and a desire by
some to have <BGSOUND> or sounds included as <OBJECT> (whichever), but I
can understand that some may not want them for whatever reason.  So, the
most obvious resolution would be for browsers to give the user the ability
to exclude the downloading of background sounds, just like they do for
images.  This is a very sensible solution.

Marc A. Duncan
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> From: Rob <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: HTML4.0 draft: Sound objects
> Date: Tuesday, September 09, 1997 9:48 PM
> 
> On Mon, 08 Sep 1997 "James Nerlinger, Jr." <jnj@ais-bbs.org> wrote:
> 
> > Don't hold back -- tell us exactly how you feel.  :)  
> > 
> > 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
> > can't seem to work together to produce the sound in a uniform way.  :(
> 
> And many people don't like the sounds (myself included), especially 
> at home at 3 in the morning or on a slow connection.
> 
> I'd prefer that browser manufacturers add an option to disable inline 
> sounds separately from inline images.
> 
> Rob
>  
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