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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

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.


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
Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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Received on Thursday, 5 August 1999 13:25:52 UTC

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