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RE: Lang attribute not P1 ?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 17:34:01 -0500 (EST)
To: Charles Oppermann <chuckop@microsoft.com>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9902011731220.26535-100000@tux.w3.org>
On the other hand, with a speech synthesiser that handles English,
Mandarin and Japanese, and defaults to Japanese, adding <BODY LANG-"zh">
will have a chinese page spoken correctly.

On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Charles Oppermann wrote:

  It should not be priority one.  Adding <body LANG="zh"> to a page will not
  make a Chinese page speak correctly with an English text to speech
  While there are a lot of good reasons to use LANG and I support that, we
  should limit Priority 1 items to things that have a direct, beneficial
  impact on the accessibility of the web.
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Daniel Dardailler [mailto:danield@w3.org]
  Sent: Monday, February 01, 1999 6:36 AM
  To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
  Subject: Lang attribute not P1 ?
  Can anyone refresh my memory as to why using LANG is still not a P1 ?
  I think this was raised in the past at least by Nir, Jason and myself.
  If you don't know the language of some text, a speech system will
  output garbage, therefore making it a P1.
  In fact, I need to know for the EO group working on the quicktips.

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