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"speak" Root Element

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<speak>

 

Description

Speak is the root element of the Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML).


Syntax

  
  

<speak 

version = “1.0”

xml:lang = “locale”

xml:base = “URI”

xmlns = “URI”

xsi:schemaLocation = “URI”

  … >

  child element

</speak>

 

Attributes

        
  

Attribute

  

Description

  

version

  

Sets the version of the SSML document. Note that since SSML 1.0 is the only version supported. For convenience, any other values supplied here will internally be forced to and processed as "1.0"   

Note that when using lexicons with TTS1, there is some limited extended support for SSML 1.0 functionality, so a value of "1.1" is also permitted here for TTS1

mandatory field

  

xml:lang

  

Sets the basic language of the SSML document. Language information is inherited down the document hierarchy, i.e. it has to be given only once if the whole document is in one language, and language information nests, i.e. inner attributes overwrite outer attributes.  mandatory field

  

xml:base

  

Sets the base URI of the SSML document. Relative URIs are resolved according to a base URI, which may come from a variety of sources. The base URI declaration allows authors to specify a document's base URI explicitly.   optional field

  

xmlns

  

Specifies the SSML namespace, which should be set to "http://www.w3.org/2001/10/synthesis".   optional field

  

xsi:schemaLocation

  

Indicates the location of the SSML schema. namespace, which should be set to "http://www.w3.org/2001/10/synthesis  
      http://www.w3.org/TR/speech-synthesis/synthesis.xsd".   optional field

 

Parent

None


Children

<audio>, <break>, <emphasis>, <lexicon>, <mark>, <meta>, <metadata>, <p>, <phoneme>, <prosody>, <say-as>, <sub>, <s>, <voice>, #TEXT, #CDATA-SECTION


Limitations/Restrictions

 

Example

  
  

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<speak version="1.0"  

          xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/10/synthesis"

          xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  

          xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.w3.org/2001/10/synthesis

                    http://www.w3.org/TR/speech-synthesis/synthesis.xsd"

          xml:lang="en-US">

     ...    the body ...

</speak>