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Tip: Enabling Speech Input

See how easy it is to add speech recognition with HTML5.




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In HTML5 and later, you can add speech recognition to a text input and it is as simple as adding an attribute to your elements. We can enable speech input by using the x-webkit-speech attribute like this:

When speech input is enabled in the element, you should see a small microphone icon displayed on the right of the input. Clicking on this icon will launch a small tooltip to show that your voice is now being recorded.

Octavia Andreea Anghel is a senior PHP developer currently working as a primary trainer for programming teams that participate at national and international software-development contests. She consults on developing educational projects at a national level. She is a coauthor of the book "XML Technologies--XML in Java" (Albastra, ISBN 978-973-650-210-1), for which she wrote the XML portions. In addition to PHP and XML, she's interested in software architecture, web services, UML, and high-performance unit tests.
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