Re: Status of MS HTML - are they participating

Mike Batchelor (
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 10:56:56 -0400 (EDT)

Joe English once wrote...
> (Mike Batchelor) wrote:
> > How would HTML v3 handle "inline audio", if it can at all? Would <FIG> do
> > this?
> Sure, why not? It does everything else :-)
> Going by the MIME philosophy, which makes a top-level distinction
> between text, image, sound, video, and "application-specific"
> data, <BGSOUND> makes sense as a separate element. I think the
> current philosophy in HTML development is to divide things into
> "hypertext" and "embedded resources", in which case some form
> of the <LINK> or <EMBED> elements might be more appropriate.

So something like this...

<embed mimetype="audio/basic" src="">

I'd think attributes could be added to this as well, though align=center for
an embedded audio file wouldn't mean a whole lot.

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