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RE: [techs] Fasttrack Tests

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 13:57:27 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B7ADD13@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "Michael Cooper" <michaelc@watchfire.com>

Chris Ridpath wrote:
> 49 - HTML document has a valid language code 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test49.html
It appears that bug 1183 [1] was resolved such that *both* the xhtml:
lang and the html lang attributes must be used. It also says to follow
the advice on authoring techniques for xhtml [2] which says to use the
html lang
*and/or* the xml: lang".

Do we need both the HTML lang attribute and the xml:lang attribute to
fulfill the WCAG requirement?
- Which attribute is required depends on the DOCTYPE. HTML 4.01 uses
just the lang attribute.  XHTML served as text/html needs *both* lang
and xml:lang.  XHTML served as xml should have only the xml:lang

Ain't life grand?
example: <html xml:lang="en" lang="en">


[1] http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1183
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/i18n-html-tech-lang/
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