Monthly Archives: March 2007
These tests check whether a user agent displays IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names) as Unicode, punycode or otherwise in the status bar. User agents that try to detect possible homograph attacks do so in different ways. These tests explore some of those approaches.
Getting Started material: This is a second in a proposed series of pages that will introduce you to key internationalization topics and tasks, and direct you towards articles or resources on the W3C Internationalization subsite that will take you to the next level of understanding.
This document introduces topics related to declaring the human language of your content, and related topics, such as language-based styling, content negotiation, and user navigation.
By Richard Ishida, W3C.
Information about the language in use on a page is important for accessibility, styling, searching, and other reasons. In addition, language information that is typically transmitted between the user agent and server can be used to help improve navigation for users and the localizability of your site. This tutorial will help you take advantage of the opportunities that are available now and in the near future by declaring language information appropriately.
By following this tutorial you should be able to:
- recognize the available alternatives for declaring language, and how they differ,
- understand the difference between metadata about the expected language of the audience and the text-processing language,
- choose the best way of declaring language for your content
- locate information about how to specify language attribute values.
Comments are being sought on the revised section of this article entitled Does it work? prior to final completion. Please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org (subscribe). We expect to publish a final version in one to two weeks.