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Re: CG for Speech JavaScript API

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:02:27 -0500
Message-ID: <4F2864F3.2040709@nokia.com>
To: ext Glen Shires <gshires@google.com>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org
Hi Glen, All - I think your proposal is a good one and I am looking 
forward to following the CG's work!

Re the mail list, if we turn this around and look at it from the 
perspective of someone that is mostly interested in the CG and not 
WebApps, they would then receive close to an additional 2K emails per 
quarter. I really don't think you want that so I recommend against using 
public-webapps. I also think it could complicate tracking inputs for the 
CG's specs (and because of the different IP policies for WGs versus CGs, 
tracking the provenance of every CG spec input is *very* important). 
However, I would encourage the CG to contact WebApps whenever they have 
some questions/issues/etc. they want to discuss with WebApps. Would 
these small changes be acceptable?

(The HTML Editing CG may be somewhat similar but it is different in an 
important way: WebApps' charter scope already includes that 
functionality [I don't have a reference handy but we did discuss this 
very question].)


On 1/31/12 11:01 AM, ext Glen Shires wrote:
> We at Google propose the formation of a new Community Group to pursue 
> a JavaScript Speech API. Specifically, we are proposing this 
> Javascript API [1], which enables web developers to incorporate speech 
> recognition and synthesis into their web pages, and supports the 
> majority of use-cases in the Speech Incubator Group's Final Report 
> [2]. This API enables developers to use scripting to generate 
> text-to-speech output and to use speech recognition as an input for 
> forms, continuous dictation and control. For this first specification, 
> we believe this simplified subset API will accelerate implementation, 
> interoperability testing, standardization and ultimately developer 
> adoption. However, in the spirit of consensus, we are willing to 
> broaden this subset API to include additional Javascript API features 
> in the Speech Incubator Final Report.
> We believe that forming a Community Group has the following advantages:
> - Itís quick, efficient and minimizes unnecessary process overhead.
> - We believe it will allow us, as a group, to reach consensus in an 
> efficient manner.
> - We hope it will expedite interoperable implementations in multiple 
> browsers. (A good example is the Web Media Text Tracks CG, where 
> multiple implementations are happening quickly.)
> - We propose the CG will use the public-webapps@w3.org 
> <mailto:public-webapps@w3.org> as its mailing list to provide 
> visibility to a wider audience, with a balanced web-centric view for 
> new JavaScript APIs. This arrangement has worked well for the HTML 
> Editing API CG [3]. Contributions to the specification produced by the 
> Speech API CG will be governed by the Community Group CLA and the CG 
> is responsible for ensuring that all Contributions come from 
> participants that have agreed to the CG CLA. We believe the response 
> to the CfC [4] has shown substantial interest and support by WebApps 
> members.
> - A CG provides an IPR environment that simplifies future transition 
> to standards track.
> Google plans to supply an implementation and a test suite for this 
> specification, and will commit to serve as editor. We hope that others 
> will support this CG as they had stated support for the similar 
> WebApps CfC. [4]
> Bjorn Bringert
> Satish Sampath
> Glen Shires
> [1] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011OctDec/att-1696/speechapi.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/htmlspeech/XGR-htmlspeech/
> [3] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011JulSep/1402.html
> [4] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2012JanMar/0315.html
Received on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:03:02 UTC

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