Re: HTML4.0 draft: Sound objects

Marc A. Duncan (maduncan@skipjack.bluecrab.org)
Sat, 13 Sep 1997 12:23:42 -0400


Message-Id: <199709131623.MAA23210@skipjack.bluecrab.org>
From: "Marc A. Duncan" <maduncan@skipjack.bluecrab.org>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 12:23:42 -0400
Subject: Re: HTML4.0 draft: Sound objects


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> From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: HTML4.0 draft: Sound objects
> Date: Wednesday, September 10, 1997 8:36 PM
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> At 03:07 PM 10/09/97 -0400, 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.
> 
> While we're talking about sensible solutions...  I don't think background

> sounds have a place in HTML, whether included with BGSOUND or OBJECT, 
> since they're purely presentational.  Aural Cascading Style Sheets [1] 
> provide a simple method of specifying a background sound for a document:
> 
> BODY { play-during: url(foo.mid) repeat }
> 
> This allows users to specify
> 
> BODY { play-during: none ! important }
> 
> in their personal style sheet if they dislike background sounds.  And 
> users who want to hear some sounds but not others could selectively 
> override author style sheets.
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-acss
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> Liam Quinn
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Okay.  Well, I'm not at all adverse to this, but can you tell me one
browser which supports this?

Marc A. Duncan
M&A Duncan