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1.4 background sound

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 18:54:55 -0400
Message-Id: <200506142254.j5EMsu6J014179@mail3.magma.ca>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "'Wendy Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>, "'Ben Caldwell'" <Caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>, "'Michael Cooper'" <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Happy Brussels


I was to research the support for turning off background sounds/music in
various browsers. 



To test IE 6.0 I went to a site that had a midi file playing on autostart
using this code.


<embed autostart="true" hidden="true" loop="true"


Turning off background music the Multimedia section of the advanced options
in IE had no effect on it.   The loop kept playing



I went to the thunder site. http://www.laits.utexas.edu/kimmel/   It used a
FLASH .swf file to generate the sound.


<embed src="sounds/rain.swf"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="32" height="32"
scale="noborder">   </embed>\


In IE and opera you can turn off <bgsound src="yourmusicfile.mid"
loop="infinite"> but it is specific to only those two browsers


Firefox has no mechanism to turn off background sound.


So I think that yesterday's resolution regarding background sound was good.



David MacDonald



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