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

From: Sergiu Dumitriu <sergiu.dumitriu@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 15:08:44 +0200
Message-ID: <46ADE2DC.1050309@gmail.com>
To: ~:'' ありがとうございました。 <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
CC: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, www-style CSS <www-style@w3.org>

~:'' ありがとうございました。 wrote:
> David,
> you fail to address the query you highlight:
> "Is there a good reason CSS does not cover this issue?"
> is there a technical or other good reason beyond the historical 
> artefact is already stated.
> clearly many users might prefer to hide flash on a site by site basis 
> via there browser and quite likely a user style sheet.

You can hide flash by setting display:none on the object or embed 
element. But you cannot make only the sound inside the flash stop while 
the flash is a binary entity that does not understand CSS.

> regards
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> On 30 Jul 2007, at 08:33, David Woolley wrote:
> ~:'' 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.
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