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css3-speech, additional values for speak-as: duration, date, time, etc

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 17:43:05 -0700
Message-id: <05140F66-AE01-4C30-90AE-6CF70B073847@apple.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Requesting some additional values for speak-as on behalf of the Apple Accessibility Team:

	duration (default 'duration' treats' ambiguous ##:## treated as mm:ss)
	values:	duration | duration-mmss | duration-hhmm | duration-hhmmss

	time (##:## assumed to be hh:mm, and ##:##:## assumed to be hh:mm:ss) 
	value:	time

	date (ambiguous ##-## treated as either date-mmdd or date-ddmm, possibly dependent upon locale)
	values: 	date | date-mmdd | date-mmdd | date-mmddyy | date-ddmmyy | date-yyyymmdd | more?

The purpose is to differentiate ambiguous time and duration formats like "4:18" which might be spoken as any of the following:

	"four eighteen" (time)
	"four minutes, eighteen seconds" (duration | duration-mmss)
	"four hours, eighteen minutes (duration-hhmm)

Ambiguous date formats such as "1-12" could be spoken as:

	"january twelfth" in EN-US (date-mmdd)
	"december first" in EN-UK (date-ddmm)
	"doce de deciembre" in ES-ES (date-ddmm)

Leading zeroes/zeds should not be necessary in dates if delimited by standard date format punctuation (periods, dashes, etc.) or spaces.

Thanks for your consideration.
James Craig
Received on Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:43:31 UTC

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