Voice Browsers

I was glancing through the W3C note on Voice Browsers
(<URL:http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-voice>) and one thing bothered me.  The
note gives the impression there is a strong tie between voice navigation,
and voice rendering.  I belive that such a tie is weak, even if it exists
at all.

For example, I run OS/2 Warp 4.  It comes with voice navigation software.
I can use this to navigate using IBM Web Explorer or Netscape Navigator
2.02e.  I don't use this very often.  I find it akward to use.  I suspect
this is because I'm not used to the interface.  I found Windows akward to
use the first time I used it too.

Anyways, my point is that I have no voice synthisis software at all.
Similarly I expect there are machines with voice synthisis software, and
no voice recognition.

I just want to say that I think it is important to keep these two aspects
of Voice Browsers separate becasue they really aren't related.

Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
"And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message"
-- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"

Received on Friday, 20 March 1998 12:03:15 UTC