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[UND WCAG2] i18n comment: Lang value length

From: <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 18:37:44 +0000
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
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Comment from the i18n review of:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20060427/

Comment 7
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0606-understanding-wcag2/
Editorial/substantive: E
Owner: RI

Location in reviewed document:
3.1.3 Idioms

Comment: 
The markup for the Dutch example says:


<span lang="nl-NL">Hij ging met de kippen op stok</span>


We recommend that you remove the -NL unless you really want to make the point that this is an idiom specific to the Netherlands. In general, language values should be kept as short as possible.


On the other hand, since the W3C uses American English spelling, you may want to change the lang attributes in the html element to "en-US" - which will help for spell-checking, and possibly also for voice browsers?
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