[SSML11] i18n comment 3: Ignoring script and extension subtags

Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 3
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0804-ssml11/Overview.html
Editorial/substantive: S
Tracked by: AP

Location in reviewed document:
3.2.1 [http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-speech-synthesis11-20080317/#S3.2.1]

Probably the text about script and extension subtags is unnecessary, As long as the range in the attribute has no script subtag, any voices that have scripts will match it. If one is specified, only voices that have that script subtag will match. Even though script has no meaning in an auditory context, what the spec proposes requires that the tags/ranges be processed. Matching is written such that this isn't necessary. Better to recommend that these tags just not be used, since they are not relevant to an auditory selection. Matching is written such that parsing the language tags is not necessary.


Received on Monday, 7 April 2008 15:21:42 UTC