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RE: alt text in 2 languages?

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From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Apr 22, 2004 12:13PM


On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:

> I have been told that the latest version of JAWS now
> also supports the LANG attribute and will do the switch (although I have not
> personally verified this).

That's good news. Can anyone confirm this and give more details, like the
repertoire of languages supported?

> In practical terms, adding LANG attributes is not difficult, and is forward
> compatible - and IMHO a good idea to implement at the development stage (as
> opposed to having to retrofit a site 24 months from now...).

It depends. Using lang="..." for <html> and for large blocks of data, like
block quotations in another language, is very easy. Using language markup
for _all_ changes of languages, as required by the WAI recommendations but
not applied even on WAI pages themselves, is quite complex, both
theoretically, both theoretically and in practice.

--
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/


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