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Re: Support for BGSOUND

From: Keith Bowes <keith_bowes@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 00:27:31 -0400
Message-ID: <20000421043407.11037.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: "Jim Maciorowski" <jimmymac@citicom.com>, <www-validator@w3.org>
The way to embed multimedia into a web page in HTML 4 is via the <object> tag.  For example:
<object type="audio/midi" data="sound.mid" height=0 width=0>
    <!-- Content for browsers that don't support this tag -->

If you want to use tags like <bgsound>, <embed>, or whatever else, you can use a non-W3C DTD.  Look at the catalog of all the HTML DTD the validator recognizes at http://validator.w3.org/sgml-lib/catalog .

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jim Maciorowski 
To: www-validator@w3.org 
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 11:10 PM
Subject: Support for BGSOUND

I'm new to the whole concept of HTML Validation, so please forgive my ignorance...

I'm starting to go through my pages (which were written in HTML 3.2, designed to look best when viewed on an Amiga) and make them HTML 4.0 compliant.  I ran my home page (http://www.citicom.com/~jimmymac) through the validator at http://validator.w3.org and one of the things it came up with was problems with BGSOUND.  So I changed it to use the EMBED command, and I'm still having problems (in particular with the attributes for it and the fact that element EMBED is undefined).

So I'm confused -- do I go with EMBED or BGSOUND (or is there another option?) and if so, what's the best way to get around this problem?

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