Playing Sound without JavaScript

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Question: Can I play a sound file without using JavaScript?

Answer: Yes, you can play a sound by specifying the sound file's URL as a hyperlink destination, for example,

<A TARGET=_blank HREF="mySound.mid">
(click here to try it).

When the user clicks the hyperlink, the browser will open a separate sound control window (or tab). The user will then have to close this window/tab manually. What's worse, every time the user clicks the hyperlink, the browser will open a new sound control window or tab - even though there might be several others already playing the same file! To use only one additional window/tab for audio playback, you can specify a

TARGET
other than
"_blank"
, for example:
<A TARGET="player_window" HREF="mySound.mid">Play me!</A>

Try this in action now: this link opens only one window for audio playback. This is much better!

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