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[css3-speech] Comments: 'pause-before', 'pause-after' and 'pause'

From: csant <csant@csant.info>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 13:47:33 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <opsbui1ju2d84skq@claudido-xp.oslo.opera.com>

* 'pause-before', 'pause-after', and 'pause'
The keyword values have now been added, indicating the prosodic strength  
of a pause.

I do not think the prosodic strength can be really measured in the pauses:  
it is actually measured in the tone inflections of the voice before and  
after the actual pause. A long pause can be 'strong' or 'weak', and the  
real prosodic strength is given by how the last word before the pause is  

I would see a neutral approach of 'x-short', 'short', 'medium', 'long' and  
'x-long' more appropriate.

The problem of defining pause as being inserted "between the element's  
content and any 'cue-before' or 'cue-after' content" will be dealt with in  
a separate mail about an aural box model.

"He is old". But she is wrong. It is not age; it is that a drop has  
fallen; another drop.
~~~ Virginia Woolf
Received on Wednesday, 28 July 2004 07:48:54 UTC

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