This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.
The Internet Explorer only HTML Background Sound element (
<bgsound>) sets up a sound file to play in the background while the page is used; use
Do not use this!In order to embed audio in a Web page, you should be using the
<bgsound src="sound1.mid"> <bgsound src="sound2.au" loop="infinite">
<embed> element could be used with audio player plug-ins to play audio in the background in most browsers. However, even this is no longer appropriate, and you should use
<audio> instead, since it's more capable, more compatible, and doesn't require plug-ins.
You can write
<bgsound> as a self-closing tag (
<bgsound />); however, since this element is non-standard, doing so will still not validate.
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1. Up to Firefox 22, even if not supporting this element, Firefox was associating it with
HTMLSpanElement. This was fixed then and now the associated element is an
HTMLUnknownElement as required by the specification.
<audio>, which is the standard element to embed audio in a document.
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