Volume 4, Issue 2 - March/April 2004

Article #1

CCXML Update

By RJ Auburn

The W3C Call Control subgroup recently hit the milestone of releasing CCXML (Call Control XML) as a Last Call Working Draft. It's taken many long hours of meetings and teleconferences to get to this point, but the work has delivered many valuable clarifications and improvements to the specification. The working group feels this should be the last revision with any major technical changes.

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Article #2

Beyond VoiceXML 2.0

By Jim Larson and Scott McGlashan

The W3C Voice Browser Working Group (VBWG) reviewed over 700 requests for change to VoiceXML 1.0. After careful deliberation, many of these were adopted, resulting in VoiceXML 2.0 which became a recommendation in March. The VBWG is now working to make VoiceXML even better.

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Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Engelsma introduces the articles of the March/April issue of VoicexML Review.

Read the Letter from the Editor

  Rob Marchand launches the first of a series of columns that will walk the reader through the new features introduced in the VoiceXML 2.1 working draft.

Read this month's First Words

  This month Matt Oshry tackles your questions on VoiceXML 2.1's DOM support, and exposing RSS feeds via a voice interface.

Read this month's Speak and Listen


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W3C publishes a VoiceXML 2.1 Working Draft
March 23, 2004

VoiceXML Forum Endorses Release of VoiceXML 2.0 Recommendation by W3C; Readies Platform Certification Program
March 16, 2004

World Wide Web Consortium Issues VoiceXML 2.0 and Speech Recognition Grammar as W3C Recommendations
March 16, 2004

VoiceXML Forum Endorses Advancement of VoiceXML 2.0 Specification to Proposed Recommendation and announces availability of the X+V 1.2
February 3, 2004

W3C issues press release announcing the VoiceXML 2.0 Proposed

February 3, 2004

W3C publishes the Proposed Recommendation fo Speech Recognition Grammar
Specification 1.0.

December 18, 2003

W3C publishes the Candidate Recommendation for Speech Synthesis Markup Language 1.0.
December 18, 2003

VoiceXML Review 2004 Call for Papers Published -
Interested in contributing an article to the VoiceXML Forum's ezine? The 2004 Call for Papers is now avaiable.

VoiceXML Saves $$$ Speaking Up For Cost Savings In The Call Center: VoiceXML Takes On The Dinosaur Of Legacy IVR
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W3C resolves concerns over Voice Browser patents, clearing the way for VoiceXML 2.0 to advance to Proposed Recommendation.
Read the whole report...(W3C Members only)

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