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From: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 15:45:27 -0800
Message-ID: <000f01c188e7$3e3d1d20$8ca56dc2@xs4all.nl>
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Hello All,

I coded  <html  xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="de"> as valid
XHTML 1.1 requires.

But updated  Bobby says: "accessibility error" , do this:

The HTML element at the beginning of each page should use the HTML 4.0
"lang" attribute to help specify the main language of the text on the page,
such as English, French, German, Japanese, etc.

<HTML lang="fr">
<HEAD> <TITLE>Un document multilingue</TITLE> </HEAD>
The value of the LANG attribute must be set to one of the ISO 639 language
codes

Did I do something wrong? Or is Bobby not really updated to the latest
specs?

I thought XHTML 1.1  requires the tag xml:lang=".." to specify the language
of the document.

Does anybody have thoughts about it?

Thanks in advance

Greetings
Ineke van der Maat
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2001 09:39:24 GMT

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