Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.4_l2_sc3_001: Background sound with proprietary bgsound element

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleBackground sound with proprietary bgsound element
DescriptionDocument containing a reference to sound via the proprietary bgsound element.
CreatorBenToWeb (johannes.koch@…)
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.

Microsoft DHTML reference

Microsoft DHTML reference

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

Technical specification: http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/objects/BGSOUND.asp.

Test Data


The test case is intended to pass because the sound can be stopped by activating IE's UI stop control.

Test Modes

End user.

Test Files

Test file.


xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.4_l2_sc3_001 (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 5, column 5) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#visual-audio-contrast-dis-audio.

Functional Outcome

Background sound can be stopped by activating IE's UI stop control.

Technical Comment

The proprietary bgsound element causes plays a sound that can be stopped by activating IE's UI stop control.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - February 2005 Editor's Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 5, column 5: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20050211/#4.1_use-spec-document-backward-compat-violations.

Functional Outcome

The file is not valid.

Technical Comment

The bgsound element is not a legal element in (X)HTML, so the file does not validate.