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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

Hi,

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.


Regards,

Marc Schröder, TTS Researcher at DFKI, Germany
Responsible for TTS development in the NECA project, 
http://www.ai.univie.ac.at/NECA

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Marc Schröder, Researcher
DFKI GmbH, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
http://www.dfki.de/~schroed
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