Test Case sc3.1.1_l1_021: Correct lang and xml:lang attributes for content in Italian

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleCorrect lang and xml:lang attributes for content in Italian
DescriptionA page with an excerpt from a proposed "Constitution for the European Union: Italian version" (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/it/oj/2004/c_310/c_31020041216it00110040.pdf). The html element has lang and xml:lang attributes with the value "it", the correct language code for Italian, to indicate the primary language of the page.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusaccepted QA

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 pass because the primary natural language (Italian) is correctly identified.

Expert Guidance

This test case can be evaluated automatically when using a test tool with reliable automatic language recognition for Italian, support for lang and xml:lang attributes and language tags.

Test Modes

Automatic evaluation.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.1_l1_021 (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 3, column 44) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 3, column 58) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser can find the primary language of the document.

Technical Comment

The html element has correct lang and xml:lang attributes (it for Italian).

This test case maps to technique H57: Using the lang attribute of the html element (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#H57).

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

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 of the document.

Technical Comment

The html element has correct lang and xml:lang attributes (it for Italian).