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[css3-speech] voice-stress, missing default value

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:29:14 +0100
Message-Id: <8104B317-DB33-4E64-BA55-1B4D69038C9D@gmail.com>
To: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
The 'voice-stress' property defined in the CSS3 Speech module is  
pretty much a direct adaptation of SSML's 'emphasis' element [1].

There is however an significant oversight: the 'voice-stress' property  
needs a value so that authors can indicate that the emphasis should be  
the default one produced by the speech synthesizer. This is language- 
dependent, and not related to document markup, so it is not something  
that can be defined in the user-agent stylesheet (TTS-generated  
emphasis typically applies to arbitrary words within sentences).

I added the 'auto' value in the latest editors' draft [2], along with  
an example to clarify the use of 'voice-stress'. Please kindly review.  
If 'auto' is not a suitable value name, maybe 'default' or 'normal' ?

Regards, Daniel


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