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RE: User Default Aural Cues

From: Andrew n marshall <amarshal@usc.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 08:35:35 -0800
Message-ID: <01BCF65F.26202C60.amarshal@usc.edu>
To: "'James Green'" <jmkgre@essex.ac.uk>
Cc: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>

I don't know of an existing implementation, but I assume that audio cues 
will be more and more important as computers are more capable of working 
within a pure audio environment.  Some of those cues are probably going to 
go towards delimiting various types of material from it's more general 
context, including hyperlinks from their surrounding text.  I make the 
assumption that users will have settings for these cues, just like we 
already have settings for question cues, alert cues, and error cues (for 
example, the Windows Sound control panel).  Authors should have access to 
these user preferences, in addition to the cues that already exist today.

I wasn't able to find any BASE tag, so I'm not sure if it would be covered 
by this.

On another note, I would like to suggest two more generic voice families: 
auto and synthesized.  I think the first is obvious, but the second is 
solely for design reasons.  I have a strong feeling that the synthesized 
voice will be one of those things that stick with us for a long time as a 
nostalgic reference, in the same way we look at ads from the fifties today.

Andrew n marshall
  student - artist - programmer
      "Everyone a mentor,  Everyone a pupil"

On Friday, November 21, 1997 5:25 AM, James Green [SMTP:jmkgre@essex.ac.uk] 
> On Fri, 21 Nov 1997 01:53:19 -0800 Andrew n marshall <amarshal@usc.edu>
> wrote:
> > Two that I would really like to see is default values for 'Begin 
> > and 'End Hyperlink' (corresponding to the default values of cue-before 
> > cue-after on a hyperlink).  I think this are important defaults for
> > denoting selectable material in a way familar to the user.
> I'm not sure I get what you mean... Are you sure the BASE tag is not
> what you mean?
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