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Re: The SpeechRecognition.maxNBest attribute

From: Satish S <satish@google.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:54:31 +0100
Message-ID: <CAHZf7R=Aemdz5ek+dfG9qfHVBiaZLSkEpi3fxuM91MzBNi+Kkw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Young, Milan" <Milan.Young@nuance.com>
Cc: Hans Wennborg <hwennborg@google.com>, "olli@pettay.fi" <olli@pettay.fi>, "public-speech-api@w3.org" <public-speech-api@w3.org>
WebIDL's special operations
the following:

Getters, setters, creators and deleters come in two varieties: ones that
take a DOMString <http://www.w3.org/TR/WebIDL/#idl-DOMString> as a property
name, known as named property getters, named property setters, named
property creators and named property deleters, and ones that take an unsigned
long <http://www.w3.org/TR/WebIDL/#idl-unsigned-long> as a property index,
known as indexed property getters, indexed property setters, indexed
property creatorsand indexed property deleters

So the preference for array index is an unsigned long and we should use the
same for maxAlternatives which specifies the max length of the array.


On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM, Young, Milan <Milan.Young@nuance.com>wrote:

> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> 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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