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RE: Critical missing feature in SSML specification

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 09:20:01 -0000
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A8040@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: glen.shires@intel.com, poehlman1@comcast.net, schwer@us.ibm.com, www-voice@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-pf@w3.org

Glen Shires wrote:

> I would think 
> implementation
> would be vastly easier and more robust if a "stop" command 
> (e.g. from a
> scripted object) was simply sent to the TTS-engine/renderer 

If I understand it right, the synth takes in chunks of text
and speaks them, which defines the granularity. 
Whilst agreeing this stop functionality is (should be) an aspect
of the application layer, hence perhaps should be a polite request
to vendors to provide it; I'd like to extend it a little to make
the 'restart after stop' command go back to the previous tag start,
e.g. to the start of a para in some XML, or the start of the chunk
of content that was fed to the synth last, rather than mid phrase,
if you follow.

regards DaveP.

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