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RE: The SpeechRecognition.maxNBest attribute

From: Young, Milan <Milan.Young@nuance.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:30:36 +0000
To: Hans Wennborg <hwennborg@google.com>
CC: "olli@pettay.fi" <olli@pettay.fi>, "public-speech-api@w3.org" <public-speech-api@w3.org>
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I don't have the web background that you folks possess, so I'm happy to be told I'm wrong.  But my thinking is that they put short in the IDL spec for a reason, and this seems like a perfect use case.  Using short communicates to the developer that this is an array index, not some unbounded quantity like a duration.

Thanks

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From: Hans Wennborg [mailto:hwennborg@google.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:36 AM
To: Young, Milan
Cc: olli@pettay.fi; public-speech-api@w3.org
Subject: Re: The SpeechRecognition.maxNBest attribute

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Young, Milan <Milan.Young@nuance.com> wrote:
> Maybe I'm missing something here, but a short is going to give us 65k possibilities.  That's the maximum size of an array in many languages.
>
> If a recognition engine can't put the right answer into one of those slots it has bigger problems.

I think Olli's point (please correct me if I'm wrong) was that it's common to use long by default unless there is a specific reason not to.

Thanks,
Hans
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