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RE: [techs] Test 49 Suggestion

From: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:11:12 -0500
Message-ID: <A0666B3C59F1634290FDC88674D87C3202124BA3@1WFEMAIL.ottawa.watchfire.com>
To: "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

I think there is nothing wrong with providing the "lang" attribute on the <body> element, but I think we should still require it on the <html> element. This is a place we can expect user agents to be consistent in looking for the attribute. Also, there are elements in the <head> section of the document that require language information, such as the title, description, keywords, and potentially others. While it possible to see the attribute on those individually, I just think it is good practice to have the attribute at the highest level possible. Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Ridpath [mailto:chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca]
> Sent: February 11, 2005 2:54 PM
> To: WAI WCAG List
> Cc: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl; Michael Cooper
> Subject: [techs] Test 49 Suggestion
> Yvette suggested that another way to pass test 49 [1] would 
> be to put a lang
> attribute on the body tag. e.g. <body lang="nl>
> Should we permit this? Or do we always require that the HTML lang
> attribute(s) be set?
> Chris
> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test49.html
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