At 00:27 29-03-2001, AndrewWatt2001@...
>Perhaps there has been a slight delay in my X-Smiles post getting through.
No, I think I replied before you sent it.
>The alternate approach I was alluding to is the use of SMIL to provide sound
>and, of course, animation.
Ah. The problem with that approach is that you can't just style an XML
document into an audio presentation using SMIL. You can synchronize audio
and text objects, yes, but you need to create those audio objects. That
means having someone sit down and record a book - which is the ideal
situation, but we're (or I am, anyway) considering the case where all you
have to work with is a textual XML document and an XSL stylesheet. I don't
believe that SMIL has facilities for triggering text-to-speech processing
of a textual object, though I could be wrong.
Christopher R. Maden, XML Consultant
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