Test Case sc3.1.1_l1_057: Correct lang and xml:lang attributes and incorrect text direction for content in Arabic

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleCorrect lang and xml:lang attributes and incorrect text direction for content in Arabic
DescriptionA page with an excerpt from an Arabic translation of the GNU Free Documentation License (http://www.isocsyria.org/gfdl.html). The html element has lang and xml:lang attributes with the value "ar", the language code for Arabic. However, the dir attribute on the html contains the value "ltr" for left-to-right text (instead of "rtl" for right-to-left text), and this value is not overriden on the body element or elsewhere in the content.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusrejected 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 .

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This test case is obsolete.

Test Modes

Automatic evaluation.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.1_l1_057 (XML).

Rules

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

Primary Rules

The test case needs review before it can be established if it passes or fails the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-doc-lang-id. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 3, column 68.

The test case needs review before it can be established if it passes or fails the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-doc-lang-id. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 3, column 44.

The test case needs review before it can be established if it passes or fails the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-doc-lang-id. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 3, column 58.

Functional Outcome

The browser can find the primary language of the document.

Technical Comment

The text direction on the html element is incorrect.

This test case maps to technique H57: Using language attributes on the html element. Note that technique "H55: Using the dir attribute of the html element" has been removed from the May 2007 draft.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - April 2006 Working Draft (Last Call))

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 68: 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 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 can find the primary language but not the text direction of the document.

Technical Comment

The text direction on the html element is incorrect.

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) and to technique H55: Using the dir attribute of the html element (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#H55).

Online version: sc3.1.1_l1_057.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 68: 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 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 can find the primary language but not the text direction of the document.

Technical Comment

The text direction on the html element is incorrect.