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The reason audio and video tags were not implemented in early html/etc (in my guess) is because it wasn’t realistic to even consider under the dial-up bandwidth of the time. Audio and video files take a lot of bandwidth, of course.
I remember when downloading a 5meg file took anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on network conditions.
YouTube would not even function on dial-up. It was the dark ages, for sure. ;)