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[css3-speech] Updated WD for CSS3 Speech

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:19:25 +0200
To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
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The CSS WG published an update of the CSS3 Speech module:


The Speech module contains properties for output of documents to 
synthesized speech. They control voice, volume, pitch, speed, pauses, 
etc. They are intended to be compatible with SSML (Speech Synthesis 
Mark-up Language), so that a CSS style sheet can not only be used to 
render a document as speech, but can also serve to convert a document 
into SSML instructions.

The module replaces the deprecated 'aural' media type in the appendix of 
CSS level 2.

The priority of this module has fluctuated in recent years. Although 
some work has been done on it in the working group since the last draft 
of 2004, it never reached a stable enough state to publish a new draft. 
Thanks to a new editor, Daniel Weck of the DAISY Consortium, we may 
finally have enough resources to bring the specification to CR.

Comments are welcome. As usual with CSS drafts, please, send feedback to 
this mailing list, <www-style@w3.org>, and prefix the Subject line with 
the short name of the specification in square brackets:


For the CSS WG,
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