<bgsound> (Background Sound)
This Internet Explorer element associates a background sound with a page.
Standard Syntax (Defined by Internet Explorer 4)
id="unique alphanumeric identifier"
src="url of sound file"
Events Defined by Internet Explorer
onlayoutcomplete, onmouseenter, onmouseleave, onreadystatechange
Element Specific Attributes
- This attribute defines a number between -10,000 and +10,000 that determines how the volume will be divided between the speakers.
- This attribute indicates the number of times a sound is to be played and either has a numeric value or the keyword infinite.
- This attribute specifies the URL of the sound file to be played, which must be one of the following types: .wav, .au, or .mid.
- This attribute defines a number between -10,000 and 0 that determines the loudness of a page's background sound.
<bgsound src="sound2.au" loop="infinite">
No standards Internet Explorer 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6
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.