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The 'speech' media type

From: Jordan Clark <clarky_y2k@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 18:16:17 +0000
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To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>

To the W3C CSS Validator Team,

I am writing to this list to make an enquiry regarding the current state of the W3C CSS Validation Service, particularly in regards to aural CSS.

My question is this: Why does the validator still report the speech media type as 'unrecognized'?

For instance, does a certain feature of CSS have to go to Candidate Recommendation stage to make it into the validator? Ö or is this just an oversight?

The reason I ask is that, at present, the specs are a bit ambiguous when it comes to picking a media type for aural CSS. On one hand, Appendix A of the CSS 2.1 spec states that the aural media type "is deprecated", but the speech media type "is valid, but that its meaning is not defined by CSS 2.1". [1] Confusing!

The CSS3 Speech Module [2] does state that 'speech' is the preferred media type for future use, but as this document is still a working draft, I didnít think that is was authoritative.

I would be very grateful if someone could help to clear this up!


Jordan Clark

Website: http://www.jdclark.org
E-mail:   mail@jdclark.org


[1]          http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/aural.html#aural-media-group
[2]          http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-css3-speech-20110818

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