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how to conform to SC 3.1.2

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Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:44:51 +0000
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Name: Azusa Uezu
Email: uezu-azusa@mitsue.co.jp
Affiliation: Mitsue-Links Co., Ltd.
Document: UW
Item Number: Understanding Success Criterion 3.2.1
Part of Item: Examples
Comment Type: question
Summary of Issue: how to conform to SC 3.1.2
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I would like to ask you the following question.

There are cases where the natural language for parts of content cannot be specified in a format that is programmatically determined. Would a multilingual content that are in a situation where the languages used cannot be specified in a programmatically determinable way conform to SC 3.1.2?

For example, in the case of a p element, it is possible to specify the language in programmatically determined way by writing HTML as below:

<p>He maintained that the DDR (German Democratic Republic) was just a '<span lang="de" xml:lang="de">Treppenwitz der Weltgeschichte</span>'.</p>

(Example taken from https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/meaning-other-lang-id.html)

However, in elements such as title and img, it is not possible to do the same as p element.

The examples below are not allowed as HTML Specification does not:

<title>He maintained that the DDR (German Democratic Republic) was just a '<span lang="de" xml:lang="de">Treppenwitz der Weltgeschichte</span>'.</title>

<p><img src="headline.png" alt="He maintained that the DDR (German Democratic Republic) was just a '<span lang="de" xml:lang="de">Treppenwitz der Weltgeschichte</span>'."></p>

Since the examples above are not allowed by HTML Specification, the alternative approach would be to write as follows:

<title>He maintained that the DDR (German Democratic Republic) was just a 'Treppenwitz der Weltgeschichte'.</title>

<p><img src="headline.png" alt="He maintained that the DDR (German Democratic Republic) was just a 'Treppenwitz der Weltgeschichte'."></p>

Would the approach presented above conform to SC 3.1.2?

Proposed Change:
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