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From: Daniel Burnett <burnett@nuance.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 16:16:38 -0700
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-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Burnett 
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 3:57 PM
To: 'Susan Lesch'
Subject: RE: Comments for WD-speech-synthesis-20010103


Dear Susan,

Thank you for your review of the SSML specification.  It's been two
years,
but we thought it appropriate to send an official response as if you had
sent the comment today.

If you believe we have not adequately addressed your issues with our
responses, please let us know as soon as possible.  If we do not hear
from you within 14 days, we will take this as tacit acceptance.

Again, thank you for your input.

-- Dan Burnett
Synthesis Team Leader, VBWG

[VBWG responses are embedded, preceded by '>>>']

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-voice-request@w3.org [mailto:www-voice-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Susan Lesch
> Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 11:50 PM
> To: www-voice@w3.org
> Subject: Comments for WD-speech-synthesis-20010103
> 
> 
> Here are comments in response to your request for review of the
> "Speech Synthesis Markup Language Specification for the 
> Speech Interface
> Framework" Last Call Working Draft [1].
> 
> The title "Speech Synthesis Markup Language Specification for the
> Speech Interface Framework" is quite long. How does "Speech
> Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) Specification Version 1.0" sound?

>>> Proposed disposition: Accepted with changes
>>>
>>> We have accepted this with a slight modification: Speech Synthesis
>>> Markup Language Version 1.0.

> 
> The references need development and could work without hopping to
> other specs. In 1., JSML can be a link [JSML] to your normative
> references in section 7. In 1.3, 2.8, and 2.9 there can be a link
> [CSS2]. In 2.2, I would use XML 1.0 section 2.12 as the authority
> with a [XML] link to your normative references.

>>> Proposed disposition: Accepted
>>>
>>> All non-SSML links within the document now point to an item in
>>> the References section which itself provides the official external
>>> reference and link.

> 
> These documents could all be normative references rather than links
> in the running text; I may have missed some:
> Speech Synthesis Markup Requirements for Voice Markup Languages
> Cascading Style Sheets, level 2
> RFC 1766
> Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Second Edition)
> Namespaces in XML
> International Phonetic Alphabet
> ASCII Phonetic Symbols for the World's Languages: Worldbet
> Computer-coding the IPA: a proposed extension of SAMPA
> 
> A good model is HTML at http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/references.html.
> (The definition terms like [CSS2] can be black.)

>>> Proposed disposition: Accepted
>>>
>>> All non-SSML links within the document now point to an item
>>> in the References section which itself provides the official
>>> external reference and link.

> 
> Just a comment that the introduction especially 1.2 is very helpful.
> 
> Below, a section number is followed by a quote and then a suggestion.
> 
> Abstract
> working group
> Working Group
> [For W3C entities, you can copy capitalization conventions from the
> W3C Process document at http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/.]
> 
> web [twice]
> Web
> 
> and etc.
> etc.
> 
> 1.
> Standard
> standard
> 
> 1. par. 2
> web
> Web
> 
> and etc.
> etc.
> 
> 1.1 list item 2
> Audio Cascading Style Sheets
> aural Cascading Style Sheets
> 
> In 1.2, the items with hyphens for bullets could be unordered lists.
> Also, in list item 5, "- Markup support" is br-separated unlike the
> others.
> 
> 1.2 list item 4
> names; e.g.
> names, e.g.
> 
> 1.3 list 1 item 3
> as many details
> [does this mean "many details" or "as many details as are necessary"?]
> 
> 1.3 list 2 item 2
> Interoperability with Aural CSS:
> Interoperability with aural CSS (ACSS):
> 
> Aural CSS-enabled
> aural CSS-enabled
> 
> 1.3 list 2 item 3
> style-sheet [twice]
> style sheet
> 
> 2.3 last par.
> an enclosing paragraph or sentence elements
> an enclosing paragraph or sentence element
> 
> 2.4 Time, Date and Measure Types last par.
> separated by single, non-alphanumeric character.
> separated by a single, non-alphanumeric character.
> 
> 2.4 Address, Name, Net Types list item 2
> internet
> Internet
> 
> 2.4 third example
> acme.com is a registered domain. W3C recommends using example.com,
> example.org, or example.net which IANA has reserved for examples.
> Please see RFC 2606 section 3 at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2606.txt.
> 
> 2.5 list item 2
> Postscript
> PostScript
> 
> 2.6 list item 2 needs an ending period.
> 
> 2.8 list item 2 and 2.9 duration
>      It follows the "Times" attribute format from the
>      Cascading Style Sheet Specification. e.g. "250ms", "3s".
> could read [five changes here]:
>      It follows the "time" attribute format from the
>      Cascading Style Sheet Level 2 Recommendation [CSS2],
>      e.g. "250ms", "3s".
> 
> 2.9 Relative values
> SSML
> [The acronym would work fine throughout the spec. I would use it
> in parentheses after the first occurrence of "Speech Synthesis
> Markup Language" in the Abstract or section 1 and thereafter.]
> 
> 2.9 Pitch contour
> attribute (absolute,
> attribute; (absolute,
> 
> 2.9 last word
> minute.)
> minute).
> 
> 2.10 par. 1
> mime-type
> MIME type
> 
> 3.1
> Lernout and Hauspie Speech Products
> Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
> 
> 3.3
> dialog markup language
> [Is this "Dialog Markup Language"?]
> 
> 3.6 par. 1
> string (markup
> string; (markup
> 
> 4.
> Informative.
> informative.
> 
> 4. second example
> Lee
> Berners-Lee
> 
> <audio src="http://www.w3c.org/music.wav">
> <audio src="http://w3c.example.org/music.wav">
> 
> 5.
> Normative.
> normative.
> 
> The second paragraph needs an ending period.
> 
> 5.1 list item 1
> (relative to XML) is well-formed.
> is well-formed XML [XML section 2.1]
> 
> 5.1 list item 2
> is a valid XML document
> is a valid XML document [XML section 2.8]
> 
> 5.3 par. 2
> XML Namespaces.
> Namespaces in XML.
> 
> 6.
> Normative.
> normative.
> 
> 7. Informative
> http://www.voicexml.com/ [twice]
> http://www.voicexml.org/

>>> Proposed disposition: Accepted with changes
>>>
>>> Most of your changes were accepted verbatim. For the
>>> remaining cases the problem you implied was corrected
>>> via other text.

> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-speech-synthesis-20010103/
> 
> Best wishes for your project,
> 
> -- 
> Susan Lesch - mailto:lesch@w3.org  tel:+1.858.483.4819
> World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - http://www.w3.org/
> 
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 23 May 2003 19:16:50 GMT

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