This document details the responses made by the Voice Browser Working Group to issues raised during the Candidate Recommendation period (beginning 12 Decembre 2007 and ending 11 April 2008). Comments were provided by the public via the firstname.lastname@example.org (archive) mailing list.
This document of the W3C's Voice Browser Working Group describes the disposition of comments as of July 10, 2008 on the Candidate Recommendation Pronunciation Lexicon Specification (PLS) Version 1.0. It may be updated, replaced or rendered obsolete by other W3C documents at any time.
For background on this work, please see the Voice Browser Activity Statement.
This document describes the disposition of comments in relation to Candidate Recommendation Pronunciation Lexicon Specification (PLS) Version 1.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-pronunciation-lexicon-20071212/). Each issue is described by the name of the commenter, a description of the issue, and either the resolution or the reason that the issue was not resolved.
Notation: Each original comment is tracked by a "(Change) Request" [R] designator. Each point within that original comment is identified by a point number. For example, "R200-1" is the first point in the change request number 200 for the specification.
|R200-1||Simon Reinhardt (2008-05-04)||Clarification / Typo / Editorial||Accepted|
|R200-2||Simon Reinhardt (2008-05-04)||Clarification / Typo / Editorial||Accepted|
|R200-3||Simon Reinhardt (2008-05-04)||Clarification / Typo / Editorial||Accepted|
|R200-4||Simon Reinhardt (2008-05-04)||Clarification / Typo / Editorial||Accepted|
|R200-5||Simon Reinhardt (2008-05-04)||Clarification / Typo / Editorial||Accepted|
|R200-6||Simon Reinhardt (2008-05-04)||Change to Existing Feature||Accepted|
I know I'm late with my comments but I noted some things while reading the candidate recommendation for PLS. But since they are just some minor corrections I suppose they can be easily applied for the final version. I mostly avoided remarks about commas since I'm (as a non-native speaker) never really sure about commas in the English language. :-) Here goes...
In section "1.5. Glossary of Terms":
>> A URI is a unifying syntax for the expression of names and addresses of objects on the network as used in the World Wide Web.
The "on the network" bit is quite arguable, see the usage on the Semantic Web.
In section "2. Pronunciation Alphabets":
>> Another example might be "x-sampa" [X-SAMPA] an extension of SAMPA phonetic alphabet [SAMPA] to cover the entire range of characters in the International Phonetic Alphabet [IPA].
Missing "," after "[X-SAMPA]"? Missing "the" before "SAMPA".
In section "3.1 Document Form":
>> It is RECOMMENDED that the <lexicon> element also indicate the location of the PLS schema (see Appendix A) via the xsi:schemaLocation attribute from Section 2.6.3 of XML Schema Part 1: Structures Second Edition [XML-SCHEMA-1].
In section "4.5 <grapheme> Element":
>> Traditional vs Modern spellings e.g. for example in German it is common to replace "ö" with "oe".
That is not quite true. "oe" is not a modern spelling, it is just a legal replacement when you can't type the "ö". Another good example of different spellings would be when there are several official orthographies for a language, like after a spelling reform as it happened in Germany. Before that reform we would have written "Fluß", now it's "Fluss".
In section "4.7 <alias> Element":
>> The <alias> element has an OPTIONAL prefer attribute analogous to the prefer attribute for the <phoneme> element; see Section 4.6 for a normative description the prefer attribute.
Missing "of" after "description".
In section "4.7 <alias> Element":
>> <alias>a multiplexed information and computing service</alias>
That's a description, not an acronym expansion. I suppose this is not the intended use of the element and therefore misleading.