Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l1_sc1_055: Correct lang and xml:lang attributes and text direction for content in Arabic

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleCorrect lang and xml:lang attributes and text direction for content in Arabic
DescriptionA page wih an excerpt from an Arabic translation of the GNU Free Documentation License. The html element has lang and xml:lang attributes with the value "ar", the language code for Arabic, and the body element has a dir attribute with the value "rtl" for right-to-left text.
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 .

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

Technical specification: Specifying the direction of text and tables: the dir attribute .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to pass because primary language is correctly identified as Arabic and the text direction as right-to-left. However, defining right-to-left text direction on the on the body element instead of the html is not well supported in Internet Explorer 5 (see http://www.w3.org/TR/i18n-html-tech-bidi/#ri20030728.09161786: 'Do not add dir="rtl" to the body tag' in Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML Internationalization: Handling Bidirectional Text 1.0).

Test Modes

Automatic evaluation.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l1_sc1_055 (XML).

Rules

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

Primary Rules

The test case passes (line 11, column 7) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 3, column 44) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 3, column 58) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser can find the primary language and text direction of the document.