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Re: hreflang underestimated?


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Feb 22, 2022 3:11AM

On 22/02/2022 09:11, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
> There are a lot of use cases for hreflang. Let us think about multi-language countries like Switzerland or Canada. And the whole www is multilanguage happily. Perhaps the English-speaking community sees less need for the attribute, but there are the developers.

You don't need to convince *me* of it ;)

But as said, it's a chicken and egg problem, as is often the case.
Developers will tend not to use it because there's no sensible
browser/AT support, and browsers/ATs won't invest time in supporting it
as long as it's so niche and used so infrequently.

> 1.1.1: What should we tell an author, who states that the background image would have a text alternative, if only SR would do their job? Frustrating!

That hreflang in itself is not accessibility supported, sadly, as
neither the browser nor AT do anything with it / expose it in any way at
the moment. Sadly, but that's the reality on the ground.

Patrick H. Lauke

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