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[Bug 17700] Integrate with OS-level ShowSounds

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Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:15:34 +0000
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--- Comment #3 from Joe Berkovitz / NF <joe@noteflight.com> 2012-08-16 15:15:34 UTC ---
Actually, I don't think it belongs in that scenario, because the scenario is
concerned with sonification of a visual interface. Thus there's no need for
that scenario to consult a Show Sounds option to determine whether visuals
should be displayed.

My understanding of ShowSounds is that it's a method of hinting to the browser
about the most appropriate modalities for certain kinds of high level
interactions -- a sort of user preference that may or may not guide apps to do
this or that. It would probably be implemented pretty far outside the realm of
audio processing and in ways that are hard to anticipate.  For instance an app
might respond to Show Sounds by creating DOM audio elements rather than making
use of the Web Audio API.

I guess there could be another scenario but since it doesn't feel like it's
about this API I'd rather punt.

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