Test Case sc3.1.1_l1_006: Correct language code and subcode for content in American English

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleCorrect language code and subcode for content in American English
DescriptionA page with content in American English. The lang and xml:lang attribute on the html element contain the correct language and subcode: "en-US" for American English.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-02
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 pass because the primary natural language is correctly defined. Subcodes to identify versions of languages are not required.

Expert Guidance

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

Test Modes

Automatic evaluation.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.1_l1_006 (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/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 3, column 61: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser should be able find the primary language and the language version of the document.

Technical Comment

The html element has correct lang and xml:lang attributes: faucet and tub are American English, not British English.

IBM Home Page Reader 3.0 German version, set to "automatic language recognition", and JAWS 7.1, German version, reads the test file in German. JAWS 8.0 set to American English reads the test file as American English, both with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 2.0 (tested on Windows 2000). JAWS 8.0 set to British English reads the test file as British English, both with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 2.0 (tested on Windows 2000).

This test case maps to technique H57: Using language attributes on the html element.

Secondary Rules

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

The test case passes (line 3, column 44) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 3, column 61) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-doc-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser can find the primary language and the language version of the document.

Technical Comment

The html element has correct lang and xml:lang attributes: faucet and tub are American English, not British English.

IBM Home Page Reader 3.0 German version, set to "automatic language recognition", and JAWS 7.1, German version, reads the test file in German. JAWS 8.0 set to American English reads the test file as American English, both with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 2.0 (tested on Windows 2000). JAWS 8.0 set to British English reads the test file as British English, both with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 2.0 (tested on Windows 2000).

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).

Online version: sc3.1.1_l1_006.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes (line 3, column 44) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

The test case passes (line 3, column 61) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-doc-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser can find the primary language and the language version of the document.

Technical Comment

The html element has correct lang and xml:lang attributes: faucet and tub are American English, not British English.