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Re: Html Lang code for page


From: Aaron Cannon
Date: Dec 22, 2015 10:13AM

You hit the reason (Or biggest reason) right on the nose. Another reason I've heard is so that search engines don't have to guess. Not sure that is true in practice, but it at least sounds plausable.

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> On Dec 22, 2015, at 11:01, Joseph Sherman < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> I know 3.1.1 The default human language of each Web page can be programmatically determined, but my web folk find this annoying on every page and web app, since it is all primary language English, and they tend to follow 3.1.2 for language of parts.
> So question: Is 3.1.1 really critical in most cases? Is there a good reason I can offer for using it on every page? What happens when a Spanish screen reader user comes to an English page without a lang attribute? Does the software know to read in English?
> Joseph
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