Updated Working Draft of the Architecture and Interfaces specification published

The W3C Multimodal Interaction Working Group is pleased to announce the
publication of the third Working Draft of Multimodal Architecture and
Interfaces [1]. In multimodal interaction users choose the way or "mode" of
access that suits their current needs. With this framework, developers can
provide user interfaces allowing multiple ways to interact with the Web and
output for each mode, including displays, tactile mechanisms, speech and
The Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces document describes a loosely
coupled architecture for multimodal user interfaces, which allows for
co-resident and distributed implementations, and focuses on the role of
markup and scripting, and the use of well defined interfaces between its
The main difference from the second draft is a more detailed specification
of the events sent between the Runtime Framework and the Modality
Components. Future versions of this document will further refine the event
definitions, while related documents will address the issue of markup for
multimodal applications. In particular those related documents will address
the issue of markup for the Interaction Manager, either adopting and
adapting existing languages or defining new ones for the purpose.
Comments for this specification are welcomed and should have a subject
starting with the prefix '[ARCH]'. Please send them to
<www-multimodal@w3.org>, the public email list for issues related to

Best Regards,

Debbie Dahl
Chair, Multimodal Interaction Working Group 

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-mmi-arch-20061211/

Received on Monday, 11 December 2006 21:03:42 UTC