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RE: http://www.w3.org/TR/speech-synthesis

From: Kuansan Wang <kuansanw@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 10:59:52 -0700
Message-ID: <4DC0050DD0FB0C468E37666BD52923E617D17D@red-msg-06.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "'Pawson, David'" <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>, "'www-voice@w3.org'" <www-voice@w3.org>
Microsoft has advocated strongly to include XSL technologies into the spec
during the discussion. Unfortunately, the majority members in the W3C voice
browser working group uncharacteristically express fear, uncertainties and
doubts against W3C's own XSL standard, and have consistently voted out
anything related to XSL, first in synthesis and this week, recognition!

Microsoft also demonstrated a more powerful dialog paradigm can be easily
implemented in XSL and presented it to the working group in May. Despite the
supports from the dialog communities, this working group refused to even
consider the idea. As a result, the use of XSL in spoken language
applications is likely to remain a Microsoft proprietary extension. We
regret this working group's decisions to defeat W3C's own standard.

-----Original Message-----
From: Pawson, David [mailto:DPawson@rnib.org.uk]
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 12:34 AM
To: 'www-voice@w3.org'
Subject: RE: http://www.w3.org/TR/speech-synthesis

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kynn Bartlett [mailto:kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com]
> Sent: 30 August 2000 17:25
> To: Pawson, David; 'www-voice@w3.org'
> Subject: Re: http://www.w3.org/TR/speech-synthesis
> At 10:02 AM +0100 8/30/00, Pawson, David wrote:
> >There would appear to be no mention of the similar functionality
> >available in XSL, particularly
> >http://www.w3.org/TR/xsl/slice7.html#common-aural-properties
> >I believe that this set of properties follow broadly the CSS-2
> >property set, yet no mention is made of them.
> How stable is the XSL-FO specification at this stage?  I haven't
> been following closely enough to know if it's reached Rec yet.

No, hopefully within the year it should move to candidate,
but rumour has it that its pretty stable.

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