Test Case sc3.1.2_l2_020: lang attribute for changes in natural language: English, German, French

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
Title lang attribute for changes in natural language: English, German, French
DescriptionA document with an excerpt of Schlegel's translation of Shakespeare's play Henry V. The primary language of the content is correctly identified as English by means of the lang and xml:lang attributes on the html element. The German translation is included in a blockquote element where the language is correctly identified with the lang attribute (with the value "de" for German). Language changes from German to French inside the translation are also correctly identified with the lang attribute (with the value "fr" for French). User agents should be able to determine the language of each passage in the content.
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 all language changes are correctly identified.

Expert Guidance

Check whether any change in natural language is correctly identified.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.2_l2_020 (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 43, column 15) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 54, column 26) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 60, column 26) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 72, column 26) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 85, column 13) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser can determine the changes in natural language in the document. (The test case needs further testing.)

Technical Comment

This test case maps to technique H58: Using the lang attribute to identify changes in the natural language (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#H58).

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes (line 43, column 15) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-other-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 54, column 26) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-other-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 60, column 26) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-other-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 72, column 26) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-other-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 85, column 13) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser can determine the changes in natural language in the document.