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[PLS] Same late editorial corrections

From: Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 16:56:22 +0200
Message-ID: <481DCE96.3010405@koeln.de>
To: www-voice@w3.org


I know I'm late with my comments but I noted some things while reading the candidate recommendation for PLS. But since they are just some minor corrections I suppose they can be easily applied for the final version. I mostly avoided remarks about commas since I'm (as a non-native speaker) never really sure about commas in the English language. :-) Here goes...

In section "1.5. Glossary of Terms":

>> A URI is a unifying syntax for the expression of names and addresses of objects on the network as used in the World Wide Web.

The "on the network" bit is quite arguable, see the usage on the Semantic Web.


In section "2. Pronunciation Alphabets":

>> Another example might be "x-sampa" [X-SAMPA] an extension of SAMPA phonetic alphabet [SAMPA] to cover the entire range of characters in the International Phonetic Alphabet [IPA].

Missing "," after "[X-SAMPA]"? Missing "the" before "SAMPA".


In section "3.1 Document Form":

>> It is RECOMMENDED that the <lexicon> element also indicate the location of the PLS schema (see Appendix A) via the xsi:schemaLocation attribute from Section 2.6.3 of XML Schema Part 1: Structures Second Edition [XML-SCHEMA-1].



In section "4.5 <grapheme> Element":

>> Traditional vs Modern spellings e.g. for example in German it is common to replace "÷" with "oe".

That is not quite true. "oe" is not a modern spelling, it is just a legal replacement when you can't type the "÷". Another good example of different spellings would be when there are several official orthographies for a language, like after a spelling reform as it happened in Germany. Before that reform we would have written "Flu▀", now it's "Fluss".


In section "4.7 <alias> Element":

>> The <alias> element has an OPTIONAL prefer attribute analogous to the prefer attribute for the <phoneme> element; see Section 4.6 for a normative description the prefer attribute.

Missing "of" after "description".


In the same section:

>> <alias>a multiplexed information and computing service</alias>

That's a description, not an acronym expansion. I suppose this is not the intended use of the element and therefore misleading.


There was another typo which I can't find anymore though. :-(
Furthermore I'm not happy with the names lexeme, grapheme and phoneme for the elements but others have addressed that and you replied to it and it's way too late to change anything about that anyway.

  Simon Reinhardt
Received on Sunday, 4 May 2008 15:25:34 UTC

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