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CSS3 Speech Module

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:58:58 -0700
Message-ID: <19888.25170.321690.603211@retriever.mtv.corp.google.com>
To: schepers@w3.org
Cc: public-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org

I definitely think that these efforts should be synchronized.

It should also be synchronized with the Audio WG  --- I dont
think speech output stands on its own for building good auditory
interfaces, it needs to be synchronized with non-speech audio.

At the time, original ACSS 1.0 that was the case; later -- circa
early 2002 -- may well be the 2004 update you mention, Dave
Raggett and I did the work to split up Aural CSS into speech and
non-speech properties --- primarily so that we could align CSS
Speech with SSML.

Having seen how all this has played out, I believe that that is
an arbitrary division from the perspective of an application
other --- what web developers need for any of this to be
effective is a set of style attributes that helps control the
style of the auditory presentation --- where that presentation
comprizes of speech and non-speech output.  SSML --- and
languages conformant to its model  can then repreesnt the spoken
aspects of the output --

Doug Schepers writes:
 > Hi, folks-
 > 
 > I just wanted to make sure that you are aware that the CSS3 Speech 
 > Module draft spec [1] has just updated for the first time since 2004.
 > 
 > I don't know too much about it, but it seems that this is now being 
 > driven by Daniel Weck of the DAISY Consortium.  The abstract is as follows:
 > 
 > [[
 > CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a language for describing the rendering 
 > of HTML and XML documents on screen, on paper, in speech, etc. CSS 
 > defines aural properties that give control over rendering XML and HTML 
 > to speech. This draft describes the text to speech properties proposed 
 > for CSS level 3, and is a re-work of the informative CSS2.1 Aural 
 > appendix [CSS21]. These are designed for match the model described in 
 > the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) Version 1.0 [SPEECH-SYNTHESIS].
 > ]]
 > 
 > 
 > Perhaps this isn't relevant to your work, but in case it is, I thought 
 > you might like to take a look to see if there is an opportunity for 
 > collaboration.
 > 
 > [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-css3-speech-20110419/
 > 
 > 
 > Regards-
 > -Doug Schepers
 > W3C Team Contact, SVG, WebApps, Web Events, and Audio WGs

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