[webkit-dev] Safari support for Web Speech API

Randy Brown rbrown at madmobile.com
Wed May 15 17:09:00 PDT 2013

If a forum dedicated to web-kit development is not the proper place to ask a question about whether anyone has heard of a major vendor's support for a ground-breaking new web-kit spec, exactly where should this be asked?

From: Dan Bernstein <mitz at apple.com<mailto:mitz at apple.com>>
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:53 PM
To: RANDY BROWN <rbrown at madmobile.com<mailto:rbrown at madmobile.com>>
Cc: "webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org<mailto:webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org>" <webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org<mailto:webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org>>
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Safari support for Web Speech API

On May 15, 2013, at 4:46 PM, Randy Brown <rbrown at madmobile.com<mailto:rbrown at madmobile.com>> wrote:

I'm trying to ascertain if, and when, Apple is planning on supporting the Web Speech API<ttps://dvcs.w3.org/hg/speech-api/raw-file/tip/speechapi.html#tts-section>.  This email from Chris that was attached to this post<https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2013-January/023309.html> earlier in the year, is the ONLY thing I can find on the web regarding Apple's support of the speech API, which is very surprising to me.  Does anyone have any knowledge of whether or not Apple is planning to support this spec for Safari, specifically on mobile, and if so, when?  Now that this is a W3C spec, and Chrome has added support for it, Apple is seriously missing the boat on this.  As a developer of mobile optimized sites for large retail brands, we see speech to text as a game changer for the mobile web.  Very interested to know if this is even on Apple's radar…and if not, why not?

Thanks for any and all feed back on this topic.

First of all, webkit-dev is not an appropriate forum for discussing any vendor’s product plans. In addition to that, Apple doesn’t comment on unannounced products and features.
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