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Re: [Bulk] Re: 3rd call: CSS2: howto disable audio?

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 08:33:11 +0100
Message-ID: <46AD9437.5010709@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style CSS <www-style@w3.org>

~:'' ありがとうございました。 wrote:

> this seems to be counter-intuitive, and a resolution by file type seems 
> feasible or possibly even near-trivial.
> Is there a good reason CSS does not cover this issue?

You are taking a view that represents a popular misconception that web 
standard define the complete browser as a multimedia presentation 
engine, and which leads to people asking about Flash on www-html.

In its original concept, HTML provided glue to ease the navigation to 
resources in many different forms.  Commercialisation has led to 
something of a compound document concept and special sorts of links that 
result in concurrent rendering of linked resources.  However, the fact 
still remains that, if you link to (embed, access with object) resources 
rendered by third party products, you cannot expect those third party 
products to fully integrate with the W3C technologies in the core product.

If HTML had been designed as a multimedia presentation tool, it would be
different, but it might also not exist at all, because it would have 
been in direct competition with tools better at doing that job at the 
time it was invented.

David Woolley
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