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Re: PRI - 9 LANG Attribute

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 23:33:21 -0400
Message-Id: <199904270329.XAA74233@relay.interim.iamworld.net>
To: <po@trace.wisc.edu>, "GL - WAI Guidelines WG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 11:12 AM 4/26/99 -0500, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
>ISSUE - 9 :    This item referes to checkpoint 4.1 which reads
>
>"4.1 Clearly identify changes in the natural language of a document's text
>and any text  equivalents (e.g., captions) of non-text content"
>
>An AC Member felt that checkpoint 4.1 should have the same priority as
>checkpoint 4.3 which has a priority of 3.     They were aware of no browser
>or assistive technologies that supported the LANG attribute today.  

Assistive Technology: doesn't the Festival TTS system support language
switching (from SSML).

>They
>felt that marking a phrase with the LANG attribute will not  "make a
>difference" until user agents support it - and should not therefore be
>required above a priority 3 level.
>

Tell the AC member that "Even the email community has recognized the
requirement for this."  Supporting details in following mail.

>
>PROPOSED RESOLUTION:
>
>None yet.  This is open for suggestions and discussion.
> 
Received on Monday, 26 April 1999 23:29:13 GMT

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