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Re: Updated tests & results: Language declarations

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:23:50 +0200
Message-ID: <48A58366.3030400@malform.no>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
CC: www-international@w3.org

Richard Ishida 2008-08-15 13.06:

> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/sec-lang-decl-0
> 
> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/results/results-lang-declaration
> 
> These tests examine whether language information is available
> for text processing when declared in various different ways.

   [...]

> I would welcome reports of findings for major browsers on Mac
> and Linux platforms. [...]


I tried to take the test which determines "whether language 
information is picked up from the Content Language meta element".

<http://www.w3.org/International/tests/sec-lang-decl-3>

The page says about the source code of that page that «A meta 
statement appears in the head element as follows: <meta 
http-equiv="Content-Language" content="ko"/>.»

However, when I examine the source code, then there isn't any such 
  meta element.

You also said that

> None of the user agents tested was able to detect language
> declared in the meta tag


However, this is not my experinse. Some UAs will detect the 
language of the meta tag. Some might even attach several languages 
  at once, as I remember, if the META specifies several languages.

But we can discuss this when the test cas is updated or clarified, 
in case I misunderstood something ...
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 15 August 2008 13:24:36 GMT

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