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

From: Pawson, David <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 07:40:16 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F03C058@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: "'www-voice@w3.org'" <www-voice@w3.org>
I'd call that burying ones head in the sand,
I'm rather curious why the group are so cautious?

DaveP

> 
> 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.
> 
> DaveP 
> 
Received on Friday, 1 September 2000 02:40:17 GMT

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