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RE: 1.4 and ALT text

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 12:43:18 -0400 (EDT)
To: <s.livingstone@btinternet.com>
cc: <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "'GLWAI Guidelines WG (GL - WAI Guidelines WG)'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0108091241460.10655-100000@tux.w3.org>
Yes there is: xml:lang specifies the language of an element, not of an
attribute. (This is only the case for the alt attribute of HTML - most
languages are using elements to contain alternative content, or linking to
it, in which case it can identify itself.



On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Steven Livingstone wrote:

  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.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
  Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden

  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.

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