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Ya.. I understood VoiceXML but can anybody tell me, how will a caller (which is calling from PSTN) get interected with this HTTP protocol's voice browser ?? Please tell me what will need to be done in actual scenario..

Like i have put the VXML file on my webserver say, and put a simple prompt on that.. But what will i need to do to hear that prompt ??? Will i have to dial any number to interect with it or just open that URL from internet exploerer ?? Please tell me if anybody knows...

You need a voice browser. Same concept as a web browser except it parses and plays back you code information. Genesys (previously Telera) offers a developers account to utilize their voice broswer at Kitsonk 02:36, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Yes you need voice browser for hearing the prompt but it is different from web browser in the sense that every end user does not need to keep the browser with them.

This browser along with voice server and web server is installed by the service provider. Voice browser receives the phone calls on some particular phone numbers you assign.


Does the opening remarks on this article sound like a proud mother describing her son to anyone else here? It reads more like an ad pamphlet than an encyclopidic article. Citations would go a long way to calm these concerns, this should be easy as it is an internet protocal which generally have technical documents available for them. I am addinng it to my watchlist, and I may be paying attention to it later, time permitting. HighInBC 04:40, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

First paragraph seems fine, second is a bit puffy. - Jmabel | Talk 19:41, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I did a rewrite on a couple of paragraphs. Tried to keep the content the same but removed some of the "marketing-speak". I think this article could be expanded a bit with more technical information if anyone has the will ... Dave w74 23:28, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
It reads much better, thanks! I agree it would be nice to expand on this. Proud Mother 07:02, 17 November 2006 (UTC)


The link to Reference item 1 currently points to this is now a 404 link. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:57, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

This article seems to be attracting external link spamming, particularly from anonymous editors whose only WP contributions are these links. Recommend removing this section completely and then only allowing new links that meet WP:EL guidelines. Calltech 20:02, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

I would retain the W3C links, moving CCXML, SRGS, and SSML to their respective articles (and making sure they're up to date). The VoiceXML Forum links are good to have, as are the open source interpreter links. Ken Rehor's site is a balanced and very respected guide worth linking to (Ken's currently chairing the VoiceXML Forum). Palos Wireless's link doesn't lead to directly relevant content. The link is a bit iffy. The VXML Italia folks are fair minded, but the site is in Italian. Ferrans 07:02, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, Ferrans. Just a brief comment on W3C links, W3C already has an article that is internally linked within this article. This article lists as its official site. It's redundant to also place multiple links to the website in the external link section. This also violates WP's standard discouraging multiple links to different pages on the same site. Foreign language sites are only to be linked in a few exceptions foreign-language sites. In general, when the External Links start growing on an article, they lose reader value and tend to invite spammers. WP recommends removing the list entirely and starting over WikiProject Spam and only allowing links to be added that have first been submitted through the Talk page and obtain other editor concurrence. Calltech 15:07, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
Further discussion - VoiceXML Forum is a website that requires user registration and payment of dues. This also violates WP standards WP:EL, which states:
"Sites that require registration or a paid subscription should be avoided because they are of limited use to most readers."
Calltech 15:30, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Replaced the links in the External links section with DMOZ directory listing for VoiceXML which contains some of the orginal links that were replaced (recommended WP procedure). Also placed a standard WP warning to discourage further link spamming and removed the warning at the top of this article. Calltech 16:12, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

I have restored the site of the W3C group that maintains the standard. This is an official site. - Jmabel | Talk 03:57, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Jmabel. However, W3C has its own article which is prominently linked (internally) in the first sentence and there is already an external link to W3C in another section of the article. Prefer you remove this link and get consensus first which is WP guideline. Here's specific WP:EL guideline:
"Try to avoid linking to multiple pages from the same website; instead, try to find an appropriate linking page within the site."
WP has tightened their linking guidelines just recently and the above guideline was elevated in importance during this change. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Calltech (talkcontribs) 20 November 2006.
We obviously have very different interpretations of the guideline. I'll bring this to Wikipedia talk:External links and hope to get clarification and consensus there. - Jmabel | Talk 04:45, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

VoiceXML browser download links[edit]

I have not edited this page before. I see you said you were getting a lot of link spamming. That is obviously unwanted.

Do you think it would be useful/worthwhile/fair/appropriate to provide links to companies offering a download of a commercial VoiceXML browser?

I work for a VoiceXML company, and we have a page allowing users to register and then download an evaluation version of the software.

I think it might be nice, as it gives developers interested in VoiceXML an immediate way to start playing with a commercial VoiceXML browser.

Thanks for your suggestion. Please read WP:EL, particularly sections regarding links to sites you own/manage, links requiring registration, links to commercial websites, etc. It points out what should and should not be linked. Short answer is no, this type of link is not appropriate for the reasons listed in the guidelines. It would be better to add your site to the dmoz which is the more appropriate directory (WP is not a directory). As a note, you should sign your messages here using 4 tildes. Calltech 13:03, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

OK I will put it in DMOZ 18:35, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

VoiceXML Developers Guide[edit]

I would like to propose adding an external link to (VoiceXML Developers Guide). The site include tutorials, sample code, and a VoiceXML language reference and I have found it to be quite helpful as I worked to learn VoiceXML. The site helps developers learn how to use VoiceXML on any platform that supports the VoiceXML 2.x standard. Where required, some lessons do make use of Voxeo's free VoiceXML platform hosting or download. Most of the content is platform neutral however, and is regularly annotated by many other VoiceXML developers. Thoughts?

Thanks for the suggestion. However, to maintain neutrality, WP recommends against links to commercial websites WP:EL. WP is not a directory of links WP:NOT. It would be better to place your link on DMOZ as suggested by WP and mentioned above to another user. Calltech 14:11, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Visionik, please sign your posts by placing 4 tildes (~) at the end of your comments here. Calltech 14:16, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Spoken Wikipedia audio recording[edit]

I have uploaded an audio recording of this article for the Spoken Wikipedia project. Please let me know if I've made any mistakes. Thanks. --Mangst (talk) 21:46, 24 October 2010 (UTC)