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From: Barry Carlson <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Sound on Webpages
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 04:37:56 +1200
Marcia C Farina <> wrote:-
I have used the following to offer old hymns to viewers of my cemetery
<.a href="inthegarden.mid" target="_blank">In The Garden</a>
This opens the viewer's player of choice in a separate window, which he or
she can shrink. The viewer can then move through any number of webpages
while the music continues for the duration of the midi.
No console is displayed and the viewer has the choice of music or no music.
I've tested this with several browsers, including IE, Netscape and Firefox.
Have I missed the boat somewhere or is this a fully acceptable method?
A W3C approved method, whereas neither the BGSOUND or EMBED elements or
their control attributes will validate in the W3C validator.
You have given the end user the opportunity to -
(a).. Select the music, and
(b).. Control the volume level.
When you have neither of the above, you are presented 'fait accompli' with
MUSIC and in the case of BGSOUND no way of turning the level down or off,
other than adjusting your keyboard and/or Volume Control plus Wave settings
For IE users, the Background Sound Controller MkII can be found at:-
http://freepages.computers.rootsweb.com/~bristowe/music/bgmusic.html and any
reports on the level of the sound when entering the page would be
appreciated. It is probably on the low side - for safety!
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