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Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Inline pronounce element (Tab Atkins Jr.)

From: Brett Zamir <brettz9@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:37:46 +0800
Message-ID: <538FBBDA.8070509@yahoo.com>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On 6/5/2014 3:05 AM, whatwg-request@lists.whatwg.org wrote:
>   
> 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=??a?p?d?>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.
>
> ~TJ

I think it'd be a lot easier for sites, say along the lines of 
Wikipedia, to support inline markup to allow users to get a word 
referenced at the beginning of an article, for example, pronounced 
accurately.

Brett
Received on Thursday, 5 June 2014 00:38:27 UTC

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