Accessibility Checkpoint Element language tag is invalid
lang attribute contains an invalid language.
A BCP 47
lang attribute consists of hyphen-separated subtags. The first subtag identifies a natural language by its ISO 639 language code (e.g.
en for English) and may be followed by additional subtags. The most common additional subtag is a two-letter ISO 3166 country code (e.g.
GB for the United Kingdom to form
en-GB). IANA maintains a registry of allowed subtags. A empty
lang attribute is allowed (and means unknown language) but a
lang containing only spaces is not allowed and causes a random language to be selected in a screen reader.
Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level AA checkpoints.
- 6.41 Jul 2021 Updated for ACT rule change.
- 6.40 Jan 2021 Added - split from HTML W3cHtml5Error-RnvErAval-lang.
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Rule ID: AccHtmlElementLangInvalid