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RE: [techs] Fasttrack Tests

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 15:07:59 -0500
Message-ID: <A0666B3C59F1634290FDC88674D87C3202124B0B@1WFEMAIL.ottawa.watchfire.com>
To: "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

We should follow the advice given at [1]

* If the document is HTML, just use "lang"
* If the document is XHTML 1.0, or is any version of XHTML served as text/html, use both "lang" and "xml:lang"
* If the document is XHTML 1.1 or higher and served as application/xhtml+xml, just use "xml:lang"

Michael

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/i18n-html-tech-lang/#ri20030218.131140352

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John M Slatin [mailto:john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu]
> Sent: January 31, 2005 2:57 PM
> To: Chris Ridpath; WAI WCAG List
> Cc: Michael Cooper
> Subject: RE: [techs] Fasttrack Tests
> 
> 
> Chris Ridpath wrote:
> <blockquote>
> > 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?
> </blockquote>
> - 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
> attribute.
> 
> Ain't life grand?
> John
> example: <html xml:lang="en" lang="en">
> 
> Chris
> 
> [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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