SSML LC Comments


I was asked for my review from the perspective of compound documents for 
section 2.2.3 (Using SSML with other Namespaces),

My high level comment is that, though this section is in the conformance 
section and does use some normative language ("The synthesis namespace 
MAY be used with other XML namespaces as per the appropriate Namespaces 
in XML Recommendation"), it does not introduce any specific mechanism 
beyond those already provided in the Namespaces in XML specification. 
Is this intended to be tested?

The example given looked fine from a technical standpoint (that is, the 
markup looks correct).  It would be helpful to explain the example more, 
to explain what the use case it is trying to solve is.  In general, it 
would be nice to see a few more use cases that explain why an author 
would want to mix other namespaced content in, and examples how to do 
it... this would include examples where SSML is the host language, and 
where it is the supplementary language.

I don't think these comments are critical for the specification, but 
more consideration of the mixed-namespace scenario may lead to wider use 
of SSML on Web resources targeted for desktop browsers as well as voice 
browsers.  This might be explored more in a supplementary document, such 
as a tutorial.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF

Received on Wednesday, 23 July 2008 03:59:12 UTC