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ssml-check

0.3.0 • Public • Published

SSML-Check

SSML-Check will verify that a given input is valid SSML. It is built on top of ssml-check-core, which provides core syntax validation of SSML. This library extends this functionality by looking into files accessed by the input SSML such as audio files to make sure they conform with platform expectations.

Usage

This library exposes two functions which allow you to check and optionally correct a given SSML string

Check

The first is check which verifies whether the given input is a valid SSML string on either the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant platform (or both). This function returns a Promise with an array of errors indicating how the input fails validation, or a Promise of undefined if there are no errors.

check(ssml, options)

The arguments to this function are:

  • ssml - The SSML to check
  • options - Options for evaluating the SSML as noted below

The options structure is composed of the following fields with the following default values:

{
  platform:all,             // The voice platform to evaluate this SSML against.
                            // Valid values are "all", "amazon", or "google".
  validateAudioFiles:false, // Whether to validate audio files against
                            // acceptable formats (bit rate, sample rate, etc)
}

The return value is a Promise resolving to an array of errors that were encountered in processing the SSML, or undefined if no errors were encountered. The format of each error object is as follows:

{
  type,       // The type of error encountered ("tag," "audio" or a specific error)
  tag,        // The tag that had an error (set if type is "tag")
  attribute,  // The attribute that had an error (set if type is "tag")
  value,      // The attribute value that was in error (set if type is "tag" or "audio")
  detail,     // Further details about the error (set if type is "audio")
}

The current version of ssml-check will check for the following:

  • Valid XML format
  • All tags are valid tags for their platform with valid attributes and values
  • No more than five audio tags in the response
  • Note invalid & character
  • Valid audio file format (HTTPS, MP3, length, bit rate, sample rate), if validateAudioFiles is set

Examples

const ssmlCheck = require('ssml-check');
ssmlCheck.check('<speak><prosody rate="5%">Hello world</prosody></speak>')
.then((errors) => {
  if (errors) {
    console.log(JSON.stringify(errors));
  } else {
    console.log('SSML is clean');
  }
});

will output [{"type":"tag","tag":"prosody","attribute":"rate","value":"5%"}]

const ssmlCheck = require('ssml-check');
ssmlCheck.check('<speak><audio src="https://foo.mp3"/></speak>', {validateAudioFiles: true})
.then((errors) => {
  if (errors) {
    console.log(JSON.stringify(errors));
  } else {
    console.log('SSML is clean');
  }
});

will output [{"type":"audio","value":"https://foo.mp3","detail":"Can't access file"}]

verifyAndFix

The second function is verifyAndFix which returns a Promise of an object containing an array of caught SSML errors (similar to check) and, if possible, corrected SSML as noted below.

verifyAndFix(ssml, options)

The arguments to this function, including the options structure, are the same as for check.

The return value is a Promise resolving to an object with the following fields:

{
  fixedSSML,  // A fixed SSML string if errors are found that can be corrected for
              // This field will be undefined if the SSML cannot be corrected
  errors,     // An array of errors. The format of each object in this array is as
              // defined above for the check function. This field is undefined
              // if there are no errors.    
}

If there are no errors, then the Promise will contain an empty object.

The current version of ssml-check will correct the following errors:

  • If more than five audio tags are in the response, elements after the first five are removed
  • If an invalid audio file is found when the validateAudioFiles option is set, the element will be removed
  • If an invalid tag is found, the element will be removed
  • If an invalid attribute is found, it will be removed (in the case of the src attribute for audio, if this is missing or invalid the element will be removed)
  • If an invalid value is found for an attribute within a valid tag, the value will be corrected as best possible. For example, adding a leading + to values that require it like prosody's pitch attribute, adjusting the value to be within an acceptable range, or substituting a default value if necessary

Examples

const ssmlCheck = require('ssml-check');
ssmlCheck.verifyAndFix('<speak><audio src="https://foo.mp3"/>This & that</speak>', {validateAudioFiles: true})
.then((result) => {
  if (result.fixedSSML) {
    console.log(result.fixedSSML);
  } else if (result.errors) {
    console.log(JSON.stringify(result.errors));
  } else {
    console.log('SSML is clean');
  }
});

will output <speak>This &amp; that</speak>

const ssmlCheck = require('ssml-check');
ssmlCheck.verifyAndFix('<speak><tag><prosody rate="60">Hello world</prosody></tag></speak>')
.then((result) => {
  if (result.fixedSSML) {
    console.log(result.fixedSSML);
  } else if (result.errors) {
    console.log(JSON.stringify(result.errors));
  } else {
    console.log('SSML is clean');
  }
});

will output <speak><prosody rate="60%">Hello world</prosody></speak>

Contributions

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  • Reporting a bug
  • Discussing the current state of the code
  • Submitting a fix
  • Proposing new features

When contributing to this repository, please first discuss the change you wish to make by raising an issue or sending an e-mail with to the owners of this repository.

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0.3.0

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