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<bgsound> (Background Sound)


This Internet Explorer element associates a background sound with a page.

Standard Syntax (Defined by Internet Explorer 4)


<bgsound
balance="number"
id="unique alphanumeric identifier"
loop=number
src="url of sound file"
volume="number" />

Events Defined by Internet Explorer


onlayoutcomplete, onmouseenter, onmouseleave, onreadystatechange

Element Specific Attributes


balance
This attribute defines a number between -10,000 and +10,000 that determines how the volume will be divided between the speakers.

loop
This attribute indicates the number of times a sound is to be played and either has a numeric value or the keyword infinite.

src
This attribute specifies the URL of the sound file to be played, which must be one of the following types: .wav, .au, or .mid.

volume
This attribute defines a number between -10,000 and 0 that determines the loudness of a page's background sound.

Examples


<bgsound src="sound1.mid">

<bgsound src="sound2.au" loop="infinite">

Compatibility


No standards Internet Explorer 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6

Notes


Similar functionality can be achieved in some versions of Netscape using the <embed> tag to invoke an audio player.

You can write bgsound with a self-closing tag <bgsound />. However, since this element is not part of a standard, making it XHTML-like will not make it validate.

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