Test Case sc3.1.2_l2_008: Incorrect language identification for English acronym in German text

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleIncorrect language identification for English acronym in German text
DescriptionA page with a German sentence that contains an English acronym. The English expansion of the acronym is provided in the title attribute of the acronym element, which also has a lang attribute with the value "uk" instead of "en" for English. ("uk" is the language code for Ukrainian.)
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusvalidated

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 language of the (English) expansion of the acronym is not correctly identified.

Expert Guidance

Check whether the change in human language for the title attribute of the acronym element is correctly identified.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.2_l2_008 (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 9, column 17: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot determine the natural language of the acronym in the document.

Technical Comment

The acronym should have a lang attribute with value "en" instead of "uk" (Ukrainian).

This test case does not map to a WCAG 2.0 technique or failure.

Secondary Rules

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

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 9, column 17: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot determine the natural language of the acronym in the document.

Technical Comment

The acronym should have a lang attribute with value "en" instead of "uk" (Ukrainian).

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) but fails.

Online version: sc3.1.2_l2_008.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 9, column 17: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot determine the natural language of the acronym in the document.

Technical Comment

The acronym should have a lang attribute with value "en" instead of "uk" (Ukrainian).