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SSML <break time="none"/>

From: Marc Schroeder <schroed@dfki.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 10:26:20 +0100
Message-ID: <3E2D123C.1060206@dfki.de>
To: www-voice@w3.org


this is a minor comment regarding the SSML <break> element 
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-speech-synthesis-20021202/#S2.2.3), more 
specifically regarding the meaning of the attribute value "none" for the 
time attribute.

The specification currently defines:

The value "none" indicates that a normal break boundary should be used.

This currently seems to make "none" a synonym of "default". Much more 
useful would be the possibility to explicitly forbid the occurrence of a 
break where the default rules of a TTS system would (erroneously) place 
one. I therefore suggest replacing the above sentence with:

The value "none" indicates that no break boundary should occur.


Marc Schröder, TTS Researcher at DFKI, Germany
Responsible for TTS development in the NECA project, 

Marc Schröder, Researcher
DFKI GmbH, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
"If you are happy, you are functioning well."
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