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Re: flash-navigation and sound-onmouseover

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 00:03:26 +0100
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"jonathan chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>

>Has anyone else noticed the dramatic increase*
>in the use of flash in navigation bars?


>This is strange, as virtually the only use that is made, is for
>sound effects on mouseover.
>The rest of the page is raw html, as are the pages linked to...

Use of flash for sound is one of only two practical approaches available
on the web, and the only one which works in more than one family of
browser, if author generated sound is an accessibility requirement I don't
see much choice but to use flash, you don't need to use it for the actual
link though, you can still have that in HTML.

>*we are currently reviewing a large number of comercial music sites,
>and of the ones we are considering linking to, a very large number use

Are commercial music sites really a representative sample when it comes to
sound? :-)

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