3.1.1 Language of Page Level A

Description

The default human language of each Web page can be programmatically determined.

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Questions & Answers

Does my site need to be usable if the CSS and javascript doesn’t load?

I've always wondered this but never really known for sure. Let's say none of my CSS or javascript loads. Does the site still need to be usable? I know a lot of really big sites are useless without CSS and javascript so I'm betting the...

  • best practices
  • CSS
  • html
  • javascript
  • page structure

Can I specify the language of specific parts of my page?

As an example, let's suppose I want to write the following. 'The french word bonjour means hello in english.' My sites language is english, but I would like screen readers to know that 'bonjour' is written in french. Is that something I should even bother...

  • building content
  • translations