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Proposal for natural language checkpoint.

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 13:33:55 -0400
Message-ID: <37A9CB03.41ADB859@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Hello,

This proposal comes from an action item received at the
28 July teleconf [1]. 

In the 16 July revision of the UAGL [2], checkpoint 9.9 reads:

  9.9 Make available the primary language of a document's content. 
      [Priority 3] 
       For example, use HTTP header information or language
       attribute information from the document root. 

Proposed change (Priority 1, for assistive techologies):

  Render content according to natural language changes
  identified by markup. For unsupported natural languages, 
  allow the user request prompting when language changes.

NOTES:

a) This checkpoint is meant to cover checkpoints 4.1 and 4.3
   from WCAG 1.0: both primary language and language changes.
   Note that since 4.1 is priority 1, this one is too.

b) This checkpoint is also meant to allow users to turn on/off
   support for alerts to language changes.

 - Ian


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/1999JulSep/0056.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WAI-USERAGENT-19990716 
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505
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Received on Thursday, 5 August 1999 13:25:52 GMT

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