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Re: Comments from PFWG on CSS3 Speech Module

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:08:16 -0700
Cc: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, www-style@w3.org, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, List WAI Liaison <wai-liaison@w3.org>, List WAI PF <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
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To: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
On Oct 16, 2011, at 3:50 PM, Daniel Weck wrote:

>> We would like to
>> suggest the group reconsider or further explain the necessity for this
>> property, or at least consider removing the x-* values and decibel support. The
>> spec's note ("listening environment and personal user preferences") at the end
>> of this section appears to confirm our concern that this property is perhaps
>> immature, and it would be unwise to implement this without additional
>> consideration of other vague, unspecified details such as user preference
>> overrides, and the ability for user agents to be more aware of their usage
>> environment or context.
> Your last concern is, I believe, already addressed by the current specification: the volume keywords map to actual values that are defined by the user, or at least by the default user-agent configuration. This is why the dynamic range is configurable as per the listener's environment (as described in the informative paragraph).

As long as these keyword values can be overridden by the user and/or user agent, this is a satisfactory response. 
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