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Obvious user interface addressed?

From: Daniel Bertrand <dcb@worldpath.net>
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 13:11:22 -0500
Message-ID: <38C3F4CA.A8CFA6B@worldpath.net>
To: www-mobile@w3.org
CC: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
There's one badly needed markup language we'd all like to learn and
that's a universal voice markup language. Spotted half a dozen of them
and material suggests it sits dead in the water.

Lately, large investments were made to secure proprietary server-based
voice gateways. Not a good sign: this is going to tie us into operators
and proprietary solutions if we want to deploy voice enabled services.

Recent progress in embedded technologies should allow us to foresee
decent TTS and VR at the client level.

How could we help W3C with a credible recommendation on this?

PS: I bet lots of people would hold their current developments if there
was a chance to get around those gateways.

Daniel Bertrand
http://www.say-parrot.com

Sandeep Hundal wrote:
> 
> Hah hah !!
> 
> MY sentiments exactly... seems that every vendor has decided to put in
> their own extensions to HTML and decided to call it something else...
> 
> is there any sort of convergence happening ?? I asked this before and it
> seemed that WML was the best place to go as HDML was going to be phased
> out... though now I'm not sure with...
> 
> I mean whats to stop NTT come to Europe and start launching its I-mode
> phones, and then we have to learn C-HTML....
> 
> Sandeep
> 
> Daniel Bertrand wrote:
> >
> > Okay, so HDML, WML, WBXML... This is getting confusing.
> > Up till now, most manufacturers had UPbrowser, it seems there will be
> > several to support now.
> > What should I serve to European clients to be on the safe side? Need to
> > start coding now!
> > Daniel Bertrand
> > http://www.say-parrot.com
> >
> > Masayasu Ishikawa wrote:
> > >
> > > "Martin J. Duerst" <duerst@w3.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > At 12:24 00/03/06 +1100, Andrew Scott wrote:
> > > > > Both WML and compact HTML have been submitted to the W3C as notes. Also,
> > > > > HDML (basically the predecessor to WML) has also been submitted to the
> > > > > W3C in the same way. You ought to be able to find these with a search.
> > > >
> > > > Please see http://www.w3.org/TR.
> > >
> > > Or more conveniently, please look at:
> > >
> > >         http://www.w3.org/Mobile/#submissions
> > >
> > > Note that unlike WBXML, WML hasn't been submitted to the W3C.
> > >
> > > > > There is a formal liaison process between the WAP Forum and the W3C for
> > > > > converging the standards. I don't think anything similar exists between
> > > > > NTT and the W3C.
> > > >
> > > > No. But NTT is a member of W3C.
> > >
> > > More precisely, NTT DoCoMo is also a member of the W3C.  We don't need
> > > a formal "liaison" process with members.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > --
> > > Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
> > > W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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