Motorola heralds voice-operated Web

But it's keeping mum on its backers

Motorola has introduced an extension to HTML to provide a framework for linking voice recognition technology to Web pages. The extension, called VoxML, is also designed to work with phone systems, which are increasingly utilising Internet-derived technologies. Motorola claims it has won the backing from a number of major telecoms, Internet and voice recognition companies, though as yet it refuses to say who they are. VoxML has also been submitted to the W3C in the hope the Internet standards body will recommend its use. An impressive list of backers would certainly make that happen sooner rather than later. ® See also Trio propose Web timed data spec click for more stories

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