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RE: Updated tests & results: Language declarations

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 18:09:36 +0100
To: "'Leif Halvard Silli'" <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00b701c8fef9$b293c680$17bb5380$@org>

I forgot to add the result for IE8beta.  Have done that (locally) and have worked on the result text a bit more. I have also added some tests with multiple values in meta and I'm working on a test that declares different languages in html lang and meta, to see which has precedence.  I'll upload the new stuff shortly and announce it all when done.

Cheers,

RI 

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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leif Halvard Silli [mailto:lhs@malform.no]
> Sent: 15 August 2008 17:50
> To: Richard Ishida
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Updated tests & results: Language declarations
> 
> Richard Ishida 2008-08-15 16.17:
> 
> > [... ] I have corrected the test page [...]
> 
> >
> > The difference that this causes is that, when a meta tag is
> > used, Firefox now detects the language for :lang (but not for
> > font selection, just like for the HTTP test), and Safari also
> > detects the language for :lang (it doesn't do font selection),
> > even though Safari doesn't recognize the HTTP header
> > declaration.
> >
> > IE and Opera continue to not recognize the meta declaration at
> > all.
> 
> 
> Confirmed on Mac OS X. The old IE 5.2 for Mac also uses the META.
> 
> 
> > I don't have a test for what happens if the meta tag declares
> > several languages at once to be the default. I may add one
> > using the model of the multiple-value-in-HTTP tests I have.
> 
> I tested multiple language tags in the same META element. Only
> Firefox "supports" it. IE 5.2. for Mac also has some support,
> however, there only the last language tag in the content attribute
> is used.
> 
> Another thing to test, is the presence of two or more
> Content-Language META elements in the same document. I am not
> certain about the semantical likeness/difference from placing all
> language tags in the same META element. But at least, doing so
> gives more predicable results, as then only the last META element
> is used in CSS selectors.
> --
> leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 15 August 2008 17:10:09 GMT

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