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RE: 1.4 and ALT text

From: Steven Livingstone <stv_es@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 12:26:29 -0700
To: <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "'GLWAI Guidelines WG \(GL - WAI Guidelines WG\)'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002901c12109$3095caf0$0157a8c0@dev.citix.com>

Is there a good reason why we couldn't just use the xml:lang attribute
to accomplish this?

It will work in most cases will it not? Even if it is outline in a
metadata description of some object or image.

Steven Livingstone,
Author Pro XML 2e and others.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 10:57 AM
To: 'GLWAI Guidelines WG (GL - WAI Guidelines WG)'
Subject: 1.4 and ALT text

Since we can't mark the language in an HTML ALT text -- but we can in
XML or Object,

Perhaps this should be amended to read

1.4 Identify the primary natural language of text and (where
supported) text equivalents and all changes in natural language.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
>Behalf Of Wendy A Chisholm
>Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 12:24 PM
>To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>Subject: New checkpoint: identifying language
>We discussed a language checkpoint based on Gregory original proposal
>[1].  This checkpoint was added to the 26 July 2001 draft as 1.4 with
>following text:
>1.4 Identify the primary natural language of text and text equivalents
>all changes in natural language.
>The only issue I have heard in regards to this checkpoint is the use of
>"natural language."  Joe Clark suggests we say, "1.4 Identify the
>human language of text and text equivalents and all changes in human
>language. "
>Does anyone disagree with Joe's proposal?
>Is everyone happy with the premise of this checkpoint?
>[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2001AprJun/0495.html
>wendy a chisholm
>world wide web consortium
>web accessibility initiative
>seattle, wa usa

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