Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 09:25:29 +1000 (EST) From: Alexandre Rafalovitch <firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU.AU> To: "Marc A. Duncan" <email@example.com> cc: Rob <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com In-Reply-To: <199709101907.PAA05590@skipjack.bluecrab.org> Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95.970911091622.12542A-100000@sally> Subject: Re: HTML4.0 draft: Sound objects On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, Marc A. Duncan wrote: > 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. > Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't the better way (especially with OBJECTs) be to be able to disable any mime-type loading. The images and sounds internal handlers should be treated in the same way as plugin handlers and for either of them, user should be able to say, handle or not handle. This way, I could disable techexplorer, BGSound and GIF/JPEG(but not PNG) images on the slow modem day and to have them in full glory on the next. There is a question of how easy it is to do when you have >50 handlers and you only care about changing images and sounds on a daily bases, but that is a different issue. I know it may not be very realistic for current bloat^H^H^H^H^Hbrowsers but I am writing YAWB, and that is the way I was thinking about handling it. (In fact, in my model the main window is just huge OBJECT, so I could potentially disable text/html handler too..... :-} ) Regards, Alex.