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Response to Dialog request R418

From: Scott McGlashan <scott.mcglashan@pipebeach.com>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 15:33:17 +0200
Message-ID: <2764A29BE430E64A92EB56561587D2E7107D51@se01ms02.i.pipebeach.com>
To: <Teemu.Tingander@tecnomen.fi>
Cc: "w3c voice (E-mail)" <www-voice@w3.org>
Teemu,

Your request (R418) for clarification of prompt counting (reproduced
below) was discussed by the Dialog team on 2002-05-07. We believe that
this issue has been addressed in the latest draft. 

If you think we still need to address your issue, please let us know as
soon as possible. If we do not hear from you with 14 days, we will take
this as tacit acceptance.

thank you for input on the specification.

Scott

Dialog Team Leader, VBWG

[request discussed ...]
While reading spec 2.0 I found following "problem". 
	--> Taken form W3C VoiceXML 2.0 draft
	in chapter 4.1.6
	"Each form item and each menu has an internal prompt counter
that is
reset to one each time the form or menu is entered. Whenever the system
uses
a prompt, its associated prompt counter is incremented. This is the
mechanism supporting tapered prompts."
So the question is : 
Are prompt counts maintained for <form/> and <menu/> elements only or
are
they maintainded for each <*form item*> - specified in chapter 2.1.2  ?
 If we are working like in events; Counters are reseted when entering
<form/> or <menu/>  and we have individual counter for each <*form
item*> ,
but initial uses <form/>s counters. This is right? 
So does this mean that when  <goto item="this" /> occurs in field "that"
while field "this" has prompt counter 3 the prompt that has count 3 is
selected. So entering <field name="this">..</field> does not reset
counter.
So returning to  <*form item*> that has prompted something before
maintains
<*form item*>s prompt count and allows us to do "tapared prompting",
yeah ?
Received on Tuesday, 28 May 2002 09:30:41 GMT

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