[whatwg] Speech input element

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed May 19 01:17:19 PDT 2010

On Tue, 18 May 2010 11:30:01 +0200, Bjorn Bringert <bringert at google.com>  
> Yes, I agree with that. The tricky issue, as Olli points out, is
> whether and when the 'error' event should fire when recognition is
> aborted because the user moves away or gets an alert. What does
> XMLHttpRequest do?

I don't really see how the problem is the same as with synchronous  
XMLHttpRequest. When you do a synchronous request nothing happens to the  
event loop so an alert() dialog could never happen. I think you want  
recording to continue though. Having a simple dialog stop video  
conferencing for instance would be annoying. It's only script execution  
that needs to be paused. I'm also not sure if I'd really want recording to  
stop while looking at a page in a different tab. Again, if I'm in a  
conference call I'm almost always doing tasks on the side. E.g. looking up  
past discussions, scrolling through a document we're discussing, etc.

Anne van Kesteren

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