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Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Inline pronounce element

From: <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2014 15:41:32 -0400
Message-ID: <20140608194132.7602328.57406.381@gmail.com>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
Tab wrote:
> 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.

Brett wrote:
> 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.

Wikipedia can easily use data:... if it needs to. 
And wiktionary already has a solution...

A better challenge is explaining to a screen reader if "read" is "rEd" or "rehD" in a page where you want to define and use both. I claim that this can be addressed with id= on the link and a ref= (or similar) on the use. 

But before User Agents should be asked to support this, I'd want to see real sites showing an interest. 

Screen Reader vendors seem ok with the current state - they sell the pronunciation tables...
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