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

My notes from the FTF in Beijing:

Change text to MUST be ignored and add final sentence that says that
recommended that authors and voice providers do not use the script or
extension subtags for accents, for they are not relevant for speaking.


Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)


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> Comment from the i18n review of:
> Comment 3
> At
> Editorial/substantive: S
> Tracked by: AP
> Location in reviewed document:
> 3.2.1 []
> Comment:
> 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
> that this isn't necessary. Better to recommend that these tags just not be
> since they are not relevant to an auditory selection. Matching is written
such that
> parsing the language tags is not necessary.

Received on Wednesday, 7 May 2008 19:12:09 UTC