Re: HTML extension for voice input

It seems that WebTV may be the first commercial browser to have 
implemented the draft referenced below.  At this point I haven't 
tested it, but according to:
"...the WebTV Plus system supports MIME multipart-encoded form 
submission and the ability to add picture or voice data in forms 
using the file input form element."

Would someone with access to a WebTV Plus system please try
and let me know if and how that works?

> The draft, "Form-based Device Input and Upload in HTML," available at
> has been offered to the W3C as a solution to asynchronous microphone
> input technology in HTML.  There are no objections to the draft of
> which I am aware.  More than two dozen people have provided positive
> comments regarding the draft....
> In the past year we've seen the introduction of cheap and useful speech
> technology.  Here are some sites which could really make use of a HTML
> form-based microphone input solution:
> [1] -- automatic transcription
>     from spoken dictation from Speech Machines Corp.
> [2] -- testing of English fluency,
>     listening, and vocabulary from Ordinate Corp.
> [3] -- reading literacy instruction
>     with a reading tutor that listens from Carnegie Mellon's Project LISTEN
> [1] and [2] currently require a telephone and perform poorly when the
> telephone connection is not good.  [3] now requires a stand-alone PC.
James Salsman

Received on Monday, 14 September 1998 00:41:14 UTC