Test Case sc3.1.2_l2_019: Language identification for Italian word in English text

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleLanguage identification for Italian word in English text
DescriptionA document with an English sentence that contains a word in Italian. The change from English to Italian is not identified. (The span element containing the Italian word does not have a lang attribute with the value "it" for Italian.)
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 change in language is not identified.

Expert Guidance

Check whether any change in human language is correctly identified.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.2_l2_019 (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 14, column 11: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

A user agent may not be able to detect the change in language in the document's content.

Technical Comment

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 14, column 11: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

A user agent may not be able to detect the change in language in the document's content.

Technical Comment

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

Online version: sc3.1.2_l2_019.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes (line 14, column 11) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

A user agent may not be able to detect the change in language in the document's content.

Technical Comment

In WCAG 2.0 (30 June 2005 Working Draft), it is not required to identify the language for individual words.

Secondary Rule

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 14, column 11: URL unknown!.

Functional Outcome

A screen reader user should hear the change in language in the screen reader's speech synthesizer.

Technical Comment

WCAG 1.0 required a lang attribute for every single change in natural language, even for single words.