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RE: acronym in title...

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 12:40:36 -0000
To: "'John M Slatin \(by way of Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>\)'" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501c2e95d$c27f2ce0$cf01000a@w3c40upc3ma3j2>

John,

Just a quick note to observe that in XHTML you should normally use both
lang and xml:lang attributes to specify the language.  (I know that's
not applicable to portions of the text here).

RI

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of John M Slatin 
> (by way of Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>)
> Sent: 11 March 2003 20:01
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: RE: acronym in title...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> If the principal language of the document is Italian, then 
> set the LANG attribute of the HTML element to Italian, thus:
> 
> Then, to identify an English-language phrase, use the LANG 
> attribute with 
> the attribute: I'm an English phrase! You can test this using 
> IBM's Home 
> Page Reader 3.02, which changes dictionaries on the fly. John 
> Slatin, Ph.D. 
> Director, Institute for Technology & Learning
> University of Texas at Austin FAC 248C 1 University Station 
> G9600 Austin, 
> TX 78712 ph 512-495-4288, f 512-495-4524 email 
> jslatin@mail.utexas.edu web 
> http://www.ital.utexas.edu -----Original Message----- From: 
> Roberto Scano - 
> IWA/HWG [mailto:rscano@iwa-italy.org] Sent: Tuesday, March 
> 11, 2003 3:47 am 
> To: WCAG List Subject: acronym in title... I forward the 
> question of an IWA 
> member: ---- I have a small issue that I am hoping you can 
> help me with. I 
> am trying to create web pages with the new standard XTML, 
> following the 
> rules for accessibility set down by WCAG and 
> Internationalizations.. 1) 
> Example: " " On this example there is a mix of english words 
> and italian 
> words because the page is wrote in italian language and is related to 
> argument that could not be translated in italian. I can 
> understand that I 
> can use "Pagina Principale" instead of "Home Page" even if is 
> not so nice, 
> but I should use for WCAG and english spelling for "World Wide Web 
> Consortium". I repeat this is only an example but the concept 
> is: how can I 
> switch language or how can I show acronyms inside "string" attribute? 
> 
Received on Thursday, 13 March 2003 07:41:16 GMT

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