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Re: xhtml and lang=en identifier

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 01:06:40 +0000 (GMT)
To: Bryan Archer <macsvision@macsvision.co.uk>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0211110054090.1485-100000@jarl.webthing.com>

On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Bryan Archer wrote:

> I tried putting  <html lang="en" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
> But that failed.

Two answers:
  (1) xml:lang
  (2)	The lang or xml:lang attribute isn't the only way to
	identify your natural language usage.

Oh, and a better answer
  (3) WTF did the WG think they were doing breaking the above?

> I want to make the page compatible with 
> Bobby accessibility program

Wrong goal.  You want to make it compatible with accessibility
guidelines, not with a program known to have a range of defects.

> I have left the test page at 
> http://www.macsvision.co.uk/test.html if you want to cast an eye

Looks good to me in Lynx (I deliberately didn't look with a
graphical browser), and doesn't trigger any serious warnings
in AccessValet.  So I'd say you've done a good job there.
But "p.s. Click on the logo ..." needs to be revised:
it's meaningless in the absence of a logo.

Nick Kew
Received on Sunday, 10 November 2002 20:06:54 UTC

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