Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.3_l1_sc2_002: em element for emphasis

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
Title em element for emphasis
DescriptionDocument containing an em element to denote emphasis.
CreatorBenToWeb (evlach@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
Statusaccepted for end user evaluation

Technologies and Features

Technologies are markup languages or data formats. If the technology is a markup language, “features” refers to elements and attributes.

XHTML ™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

XHTML ™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

Feature: em (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: The em element .

Test Data


The test case is intended to pass as em markup is used to denote emphasis.

Test Modes

End user.

Test Files

Test file.


xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.3_l1_sc2_002 (XML).


“Rules” refer to success criteria in WCAG 2.0, checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 and similar requirements.

Primary Rules

The test case passes (line 10, column 27) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#content-structure-presentation-color.

Functional Outcome

Emphasis can be found without the need to perceive italic text.

Technical Comment

em element has been used for emphasis purposes.