[whatwg] Speech input element

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu May 20 05:32:18 PDT 2010

On Thu, 20 May 2010 14:29:16 +0200, Bjorn Bringert <bringert at google.com>  
> It should be possible to drive <input type="speech"> with keyboard
> input, if the user agent chooses to implement that. Nothing in the API
> should require the user to actually speak. I think this is a strong
> argument for why <input type="speech"> should not be replaced by a
> microphone API and a separate speech recognizer, since the latter
> would be very hard to make accessible. (I still think that there
> should be a microphone API for applications like audio chat, but
> that's a separate discussion).

So why not implement speech support on top of the existing input types?

Anne van Kesteren

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