Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l1_sc1_004: Missing identification of primary language for content in German

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleMissing identification of primary language for content in German
DescriptionA page with the first few sentences of Theodor Fontane's novel "Effi Briest", in German. The html element has does not have lang or xml:lang attributes; the body does not have a lang attribute, either.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusdraft

Technologies and Features

Technologies are markup languages or data formats. If the technology is a markup language, “features” refers to elements and attributes.

XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

Feature: lang (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Specifying the language of content: the lang attribute .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because there is no information about the primary natural language of the content. Only the primary language is tested here, not language changes inside the content.

Test Modes

End user.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l1_sc1_004 (XML).

Rules

“Rules” refer to success criteria in WCAG 2.0, checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 and similar requirements.

Primary Rules

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 8, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot find the primary language of the document.

Technical Comment

There are no lang or xml:lang attributes in the document.