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Re: HTML extension for voice input

From: James Salsman <james@veritas.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 04:05:52 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <35FC9E6E.DE1063BB@veritas.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org
It seems that WebTV may be the first commercial browser to have 
implemented the draft referenced below.  At this point I haven't 
tested it, but according to:
"...the WebTV Plus system supports MIME multipart-encoded form 
submission and the ability to add picture or voice data in forms 
using the file input form element."

Would someone with access to a WebTV Plus system please try 
and let me know if and how that works?

> The draft, "Form-based Device Input and Upload in HTML," available at
>  ftp://ftp.bovik.org/draft-salsman-www-device-upload-02.txt
> has been offered to the W3C as a solution to asynchronous microphone
> input technology in HTML.  There are no objections to the draft of
> which I am aware.  More than two dozen people have provided positive
> comments regarding the draft....
> In the past year we've seen the introduction of cheap and useful speech
> technology.  Here are some sites which could really make use of a HTML
> form-based microphone input solution:
> [1] http://www.cybertranscriber.com/ -- automatic transcription
>     from spoken dictation from Speech Machines Corp.
> [2] http://www.ordinate.com/ -- testing of English fluency,
>     listening, and vocabulary from Ordinate Corp.
> [3] http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~listen/ -- reading literacy instruction
>     with a reading tutor that listens from Carnegie Mellon's Project LISTEN
> [1] and [2] currently require a telephone and perform poorly when the
> telephone connection is not good.  [3] now requires a stand-alone PC.
James Salsman
Received on Tuesday, 15 September 1998 05:09:23 UTC

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