Test Case sc3.1.1_l1_044: Incorrect lang and xml:lang attributes for content in Maltese

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleIncorrect lang and xml:lang attributes for content in Maltese
DescriptionA page with an excerpt from a proposed "Constitution for the European Union: Maltese version" (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2004:310:0011:0040:MT:PDF). The html element has lang and xml:lang attributes with the value "tr", the language code for Turkish, instead of "mt" for Maltese.
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 fail because the primary natural language is not correctly identified: the correct language is Maltese, not Turkish.

Expert Guidance

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

Test Modes

Automatic evaluation.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.1_l1_044 (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 44: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

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

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot find the primary language of the document.

Technical Comment

The html element has incorrect lang and xml:lang attributes (tr for Turkish, instead of mt for Maltese).

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 fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 44: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 58: 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

The html element has incorrect lang and xml:lang attributes (tr for Turkish, instead of mt for Maltese).