[thelist] Sound in webpages - Mild Rant

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Fri Nov 12 11:51:07 CST 2004

On Thursday 2004 November 11 12:50, Rich Points wrote:
> I just want to say that every time I come to a page that starts
> playing audio I want to stop the sound, if I can't stop the sound
> I'll leave the page.  To stop the sound is often confusing especially
> when the stop button doesn't work...often the case with flash.  I
> find audio pop-ups to be more intrusive than browser pop-ups.
> Given a choice I would prefer to hit a play button on a web page
> rather than having it start playing when I start browsing the page.

You're not the only person who feels this way. The back button (or 
however you would close a window if it's not there) always stops the 
sound. It's also the first sign that I'm going to your competitor (if 
you're a business).

That said, I surf with Javascript only available to trusted Web sites, 
and Flash not installed at all (I don't even think a Flash plugin 
native to my OS is available).

Shawn K. Quinn

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