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Practical Web Technologies by V. Lau, P. K. Yuen

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4.1. Using multimedia on the Web

4.1.1. An introduction to multimedia

Together with the font, color, images, and graphics, another most exciting element on the Web is the capability to deliver multimedia functionalities for users and page designers. Live chat, video on demand, or even live video conference already exists over Web connections. On the whole, multimedia is one of the factors that makes Web browsing so impressive and popular on the Internet. Someone may even claim that the force of multimedia pushes the limits of XHTML to bring life to Web pages. We would like to stress that the force of multimedia also pushes the limits of the bandwidth (speed of the Internet) to deliver sound, video, and movie entertainment in real time.

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