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Saturday, 28 January 2006
Mood:  quizzical
Topic: HTML Questions
I have had an "embed" sound tag on our website for some time, always played fine. Lately it does not "loop" any more, just plays once. I have loop="true" in the code. This is the case in the main site, www.angelfire.com/mt/ollgf, and also in the second page with different sound (linked to the main page). Any idea what's going on? Thanks! Lou.

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Saturday, 28 January 2006 - 3:00 PM EST

Name: cw

Your home page sound file loops for me using netscape7. I could not find a sound file on the second page.

OT- for what it's worth- image files are not indexable by search engines nor can the text inside images be made larger for the visually impaired as normal web text can. Images can neither be viewed in a text browser such as Lynx often used by the sight impaired nor spoken for them by those pcs capable of speaking text.

Using images in lieu of text content adds up to poor accessibility to a site. If you're interested in creating a site accessible to all, including those with visual disabilities, you should consider replacing your images with the text content the images contain. The disabled in your community might benefit from your site.

Saturday, 28 January 2006 - 3:44 PM EST

Name: Lou

Thanks a bunch! On the second page, the sound file is on top of the code page. Sound used to loop on both pages, now no longer. I have IE, latest edition. - Thanks especially for your info on handicap accessibility. Never knew this! But will study it and see what I can do. - All the best, Lou.

Saturday, 28 January 2006 - 7:07 PM EST

Name: cw

I don't see sound code on either index1.html or index2.html. Maybe I'm missing it, but did you publish the page after you added sound?

When you're viewing the page, are you viewing as a preview from the webshell or are you viewing the live page? You should view the live page. Things like sound and scripts might not always work like they would from the web shell preview as they would on a live site reached from it's http:// URL.

Saturday, 28 January 2006 - 9:20 PM EST

Name: dalleh

It did not with me at all using netscape, i think it is my browser, but it looped with me using IE. try loop="-1"

Monday, 30 January 2006 - 12:25 AM EST

Name: Lou

Thanks for your advice. Just go to the home web site and right click, then click "View Source." You'll see my embed code at the end of the code page. On the second page, you'll see the embed code at the top of the page. All the best, Lou.

Monday, 30 January 2006 - 12:30 AM EST

Name: Lou

Thanks a lot. Sadly, I tried "-1" before, no difference. I come to think it's some setting in my browser that it doesn't loop. Any idea what it could be, a Java setting, or X control? All the best, Lou.

Monday, 30 January 2006 - 1:34 AM EST

Name: cw

I have already viewed source and I did not and still do not see any embedded sound code on index1.html or index2.html. What exact .html file should I be looking at?

Monday, 30 January 2006 - 10:54 AM EST

Name: dalleh

it is hard to tell, some times re-installing the software helps, but it is looping, don't worry about that.

Monday, 30 January 2006 - 9:35 PM EST

Name: Lou

Dear CW: The embed tag is on index.html, not the numbered indexes; then also on the seond page, "connections.html. Thanks for your efforts and interest. Lou.

Tuesday, 31 January 2006 - 6:35 PM EST

Name: cw
Home Page: http://watson.addy.com/

Glad we cleared that up :). It was hard to tell what you meant by second page. I understood that as the page reachable from the "2" of your navigation. anyway- The connections.html sound file is looping for me- but see my response to your new entry of today. Maybe something to do with html errors elsewhere??? Not sure because I'm not having a problem looping your file.

There are some html validation tools on the net but using them sometimes causes more anxiety than needed- especially on sites that want to sell you html correction services. At those places "everything" needs correction so they can sell themselves. Not all the errors they find actually need correction though it may not be quite kosher html. But try watson.addy.com and run the "check html syntax" on your page or pages. This site isn't selling services.

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