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Re: CSS3 Smell and Taste...?

From: Daniel Glazman <Daniel.Glazman@der.edfgdf.fr>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 09:12:25 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199910250712.JAA07777@cli51ak.der.edf.fr>
To: kjetil.kjernsmo@astro.uio.no (Kjetil Kjernsmo)
Cc: www-style@w3.org, rstevahn@boi.hp.com
> I had a weird idea the other day (well, night).
> Thinking about a web page as not only cross-browser and cross-platform,
> but also cross-sensory, I figured that my pages (at least some...) are
> accessible by vision. I think they are accessible by hearing too, and hope
> they are accessible by feeling (i.e. braille), but how about smell and
> taste? It is probably little information for a human to get from this, but
> having a stylesheet for future taste and smell-devices might be an
> idea...? I mean, the CSS community is quite used to be well ahead of
> implementations....
> Smell and taste are rather complex physiological issues, and I really
> don't know where to go from here. I once heard that there are about a 1000
> additives in candy and snacks that approximates most tastes. So, I imagine
> a 1-bit device making e.g. bitter and sweet, a 10-bit device making all
> the 1000, and that authors can supply compound tastes like fonts are
> supplied in CSS2, and if the user doesn't have a full 10-bit device, the
> taste-browser must degrade gracefully to an approximation.
> @compund-taste {
>           taste-family: chicken;
>           src: url("http://site/taste/chicken.tdf")
>            }
> SPAN.chicken {
> 	taste-family: chicken;
> }
> <P>You're a <SPAN class="chicken">Chicken</SPAN>!</P>
> There has to be mechanisms that says when the tastes and smells occour and
> disappear, how strong they are, and so on. 
> Just an idea....

Hi Kjetil ! Robert Stevahn (CSS+FP WG member already had the same
idea. I have to tell you that the date the proposal(OCSS : Olfactory
Cascading Style Sheets) came to the light was the 1st of April.

Message Cc:ed to Robert...

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