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Re: [css3-speech] voice-family

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 17:49:28 +0100
Message-Id: <A31D1454-C336-4E28-90E4-4A996E98BE61@gmail.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org style" <www-style@w3.org>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>

On 30 Jun 2011, at 02:43, fantasai wrote:

> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-speech/#voice-props-voice-family
>
> voice-family: [[<name> | [<age>? <gender> <non-negative number>?]],]*
>              [<name> | [<age>? <gender> <non-negative number>?]]
>              | preserve | inherit
>
> A related question: what does it mean to have multiple generic font  
> families
> in the list? When would it ever fall back to the next thing in the  
> list?
> If it never falls back, then perhaps the generic voice family should  
> be allowed
> only as the last item in a family list.

Replied to separately.

> If not, then to make this easier to read, I'd suggest defining  
> <generic-voice>
> up here, and then splitting it out into age/gender/variant later,  
> similar
> to how shadows are defined:
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-background/#the-box-shadow
> That way you aren't repeating this long syntactic definition twice.

Nice suggestion!

>  # <age>
>  #    Possible values are non-negative numbers restricted to positive
>  #    integers (i.e. excluding zero), indicating the preferred age
>  #    in years (since birth) of the voice.
>
> I'd recast this as
>
>  | <age>
>  |   An <integer> indicating the preferred age in years (since birth)
>  |   of the voice. Only positive integers (i.e. excluding zero) are
>  |   allowed.

Okay.

>  # <gender>
>  #   Values are voice families. Possible values are ‘male’, ‘female’  
> and
>  #   ‘neutral’.
>
> This is... kindof missing a description. And all the values here are  
> about
> defining voice families. How about
>
>  | <gender>
>  |   One of the keywords 'male', 'female', or 'neutral', specifying a
>  |   male, female, or neutral voice, respectively.
>
> ?

Typo :)
Thanks, and sorry for not seeing this.

>  # <non-negative number>
>  #   Indicates a preferred variant (e.g. "the second male child  
> voice").
>  #   Possible values are non-negative numbers restricted to integers,
>  #   and excluding zero (i.e. starting from 1). The value "1" refers  
> to
>  #   the first of all matching voices.
>
> Use <integer> as above.

Okay.

>  # This property value behaves similarly to ‘inherit’ when applied  
> to the
>  # root content element (defaults to the user or user-agent  
> stylesheet).
>
> This is strictly incorrect, since when a value is specified for the  
> root
> element it overrides the UA and user style sheets. Probably just  
> saying
>  | This value behaves as 'inherit' when applied to the root element.
>
> is sufficient.

This was so badly formulated, that it was wrong indeed :)

Thanks!
Dan
Received on Wednesday, 6 July 2011 16:50:08 GMT

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