[whatwg] Speech input element

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue May 18 00:02:23 PDT 2010

On Mon, 17 May 2010 15:05:22 +0200, Bjorn Bringert <bringert at google.com>  
> Back in December there was a discussion about web APIs for speech
> recognition and synthesis that saw a decent amount of interest
> (http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-December/thread.html#24281).
> Based on that discussion, we would like to propose a simple API for
> speech recognition, using a new <input type="speech"> element. An
> informal spec of the new API, along with some sample apps and use
> cases can be found at:
> http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AaYxrITemjbxZGNmZzc5cHpfM2Ryajc5Zmhx&hl=en.
> It would be very helpful if you could take a look and share your
> comments. Our next steps will be to implement the current design, get
> some feedback from web developers, continue to tweak, and seek
> standardization as soon it looks mature enough and/or other vendors
> become interested in implementing it.

I wonder how it relates to the <device> proposal already in the draft. In  
theory that supports microphone input too.

Anne van Kesteren

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