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    SSML-Check-Core

    SSML-Check-Core will verify that a given input is valid SSML

    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".
      locale:undefined, // The locale you want to check against, used for certain
                        // locale-specific attributes like amazon:emotion
    }
    

    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" 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")
    }
    

    The current version of ssml-check-core 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

    Example

    const ssmlCheck = require('ssml-check-core');
    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%"}]

    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-core 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 tag is found, the tag will be removed but the contents of the element will remain
    • 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-core');
    ssmlCheck.verifyAndFix('<speak><tag>What is this?</tag><break time="20000ms"/>This & that</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>What is this?<break time="10s"/>This &amp; that</speak>

    const ssmlCheck = require('ssml-check-core');
    ssmlCheck.verifyAndFix('<speak><prosody rate="60">Hello world</prosody></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

    We love your input! We want to make contributing to this project as easy and transparent as possible, whether it's:

    • 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.

    Install

    npm i ssml-check-core

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    0.3.4

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