RE: [ssml11] Fifth WD of SSML 1.1 is published

Hi Dan,

I looked at the spec a couple of times, and we discussed during our i18n
telecon on Tuesday.  Generally it looks great.

I have a few editorial comments that I'll list below, otherwise no comments
so far.  I have, however, asked for another agenda item for next Tuesday to
discuss the wording around the languages attribute on the voice element.
I'll let you know what that results in later.

Here are my comments:

[1], first example

Since the element is called token now and w is an alias, it might be better
to change the first example to use token rather than w, at least in the
first few cases.

[2] same example

Nanjin+g     metropoli+s

[3] 3.1.10 penultimate para

Maybe "pronunciation information is from Ruby" -> "pronunciation information
is from ruby text"

[4] 3.1.11 example


[5] 3.2.1 para after numbered list

de-SU ?   German as spoken in the Soviet Union?  Maybe you meant de-CH,
German as spoken in Switzerland?

Hope that helps,


Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

From: Dan Burnett [] 
Sent: 18 March 2008 16:31
To: Richard Ishida
Cc:; Kazuyuki Ashimura; Scott McGlashan
Subject: Fwd: [ssml11] Fifth WD of SSML 1.1 is published


Would you and your cohorts be willing to look this over again, informally?

The only changes happening now are non-human language-related, so I do not
expect the sections you would find relevant to change much between now and
Last Call.

The main sections we would like your review of are, 3.1.10, 3.1.13,
and 3.2.1.

-- dan

Begin forwarded message:

From: Kazuyuki Ashimura <>
Date: March 18, 2008 12:14:10 PM EDT
To: VoiceBrowser <>
Subject: [ssml11] Fifth WD of SSML 1.1 is published

Hi www-voice,

The fifth Working Draft of Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML)
Version 1.1 has been published as follows.

This version:

Latest version:

Previous version:

A diff-marked version is also available for comparison purposes at:

Changes from the previous Working Draft can be found in Appendix G of
the spec:

Please send comments to by 17 April 2008.

Best regards,

Kazuyuki Ashimura
for the W3C Voice Browser WG

Kazuyuki Ashimura / W3C Multimodal & Voice Activity Lead
voice: +81.466.49.1170 / fax: +81.466.49.1171

Received on Friday, 28 March 2008 17:52:23 UTC