HTML Background Sounds
A "background sound" is a sound that starts to play automatically when the web page is loaded.
Before you go any further, think hard: Do you really want to do this? Background sounds have a way of annoying people. there someone is, happily surfing the net, when suddenly their computer starts playing music for everyone to hear, perhaps everyone in the office area, who are now finding out that our formerly happy surfer isn't really working. That's not to say that background sounds are never a good idea... you may have noticed that we use one on this page. It just seemed appropriate for a page about sounds on web pages.
Now, assuming you've thought through the consequences of your actions, let's talk about how to put a background sound on your page. Unfortunately the browser industry and standards committees have not settled on a standard way of accomplishing this. Netscape allows background sounds through use of the
The code says this:
That's kind of complicated, isn't it? Well, that's the problem with this sort of kludge: you have to try to anticipate all the situations and avoid the nasty ones. Hopefully in the foreseeable future the browser makers will correct this problem.