[Freeswitch-users] VoiceXML

Remko Kloosterman R.Kloosterman at mtel.nl
Wed Apr 22 00:41:50 PDT 2009

I agree that the original commercial model used for VXML gets in the way
of it's own success. It's also focussed way too much on ASR/TTS. I think
we can all agree this technology is still a future promise, even after
10+ years. But technically VXML is an interesting concept, especially
together with related standards like ccxml
The latter supports call transfer and conferencing. Every VoIP and TDM
product I've worked with in the past has it's own application interface
or is bound to an interface that's tailored for a special use (like
pbx). I've also used voxeo's callxml, that's implemented with the
CosmoCom ACD product. It's implementation is crappy, but the concept is
nice. The idea of separating callcontrol+media (voice/swithing core) and
application+ivr logic (vxml webserver cgi scripts) sounds rather
appealing to me.
Do you known the name of the free VXML editor/client that's out there?


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[mailto:freeswitch-users-bounces at lists.freeswitch.org] Namens Anthony
Verzonden: woensdag 22 april 2009 3:58
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Onderwerp: Re: [Freeswitch-users] VoiceXML

I was initially turned off by VXML when it came out because the first
way they tried to make money off it was to 
sell the clients that let you build the actual xml.  I was not really
motivated to pay money to be able to 
just generate xml just so i could code a free server for it so I lost

I did hear there is now finally a free one out there. so that may make
it a little more reasonable.

I've commented in the past that I'm totally open to supporting VXML but
we have never had the public interest, time or resources
to work on it thus far.

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 6:15 PM, David Knell <dave at 3c.co.uk> wrote:

	On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 14:35 -0400, mszlazak at aol.com wrote:
	> Great Idea.
	> Try setting up the exact same dialogue with say Voxeo's
	> system and then with Javascript/Lua and pocketsphinx. It's an
order of
	> magnitude faster with VoiceXML.
	Out of interest, is that using some RAD tool or coding directly
	VoiceXML?  I ask because VoiceXML strikes me as being a bastard
	abomination of the highest order, whose sole saving grace is
	it's a standardised bastard abomination.
	Or is Pocketsphinx the problem?
	Cheers --

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