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Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Inline pronounce element

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 15:09:54 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAgBqKoijgqFMowags2-W0VTavBQPfG0Bgqph6fzLJ5AA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Morris <daniel+whatwg@honestempire.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 3:26 AM, Daniel Morris
<daniel+whatwg@honestempire.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> With existing assistive technology such as screen readers, and more
> recently the pervasiveness of new technologies such as Siri and Google
> Now to name two examples, I have been thinking about the
> appropriateness and potential of having a way to represent the
> pronunciation of words on a web page.
> There is currently no other text-level semantic that I know of for
> pronunciation, but we have elements for abbreviation and definition.
> As an initial suggestion:
> <pronounce ipa=“ˈaɪpæd”>iPad</pronounce>
> (Where the `ipa` attribute is the pronunciation using the
> International Phonetic Alphabet.)
> What are your thoughts on this, or does something already exist that I
> am not aware of?

This is already theoretically addressed by <link rel=pronunciation>,
linking to a well-defined pronunciation file format.  Nobody
implements that, but nobody implements anything new either, of course.

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