built-in speech recognition is part of OS X 10.2.x. chimera does respond to speakable commands, but only in the capacity as the "Front window." IE contains some application-specific speakable commands as AppleScripts stored in ~/Library/Speech/Speakable Items/Internet Explorer/. a useful script is "make this page speakable", which acts like a speakable bookmark keyword. OmniWeb, by contrast, includes quite a few speakable commands which are built-in, not AppleScripts. you need to enable them via the OmniWeb speech pref ui. some of these are quite useful, including commands that allow you to access links in page content and switching btwn browser windows. it'd be really cool to implement this in chimera. not sure if it should be as AppleScripts or built-in --whichever causes less bloat or perf issues, i s'poze. :) here are a few suggestions: access link (eg, via text) open location switch btwn browser tabs switch btwn browser windows
oh, another nifty command Omniweb has --which would be derived from page info if chimera were to use mozilla's page info implementation (or something similar)-- is listing the links available in the page.
Simon, what's required here? The a11y APIs (bug 157209), or beefed up Apple Events, or?
This bug has been buried in the graveyard and has not been updated in over 5 years. It is probably safe to assume that it will never be fixed, so resolving as WONTFIX. [Mass-change filter: graveyard-wontfix-2014-09-24]