Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.4_l2_sc3_002: Background sound with object element

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleBackground sound with object element
DescriptionDocument containing a reference to sound via the object 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.

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

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

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

Technical specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/struct/objects.html#edef-OBJECT.

Test Data


The test is intended to fail because the sound cannot be stopped.

Test Modes

End user.

Test Files

Test file.


xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.4_l2_sc3_002 (XML).


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

Primary Rules

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 7, column 8: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#visual-audio-contrast-dis-audio.

Functional Outcome

Background sound cannot be stopped.

Technical Comment

The object element causes plays a sound that cannot be stopped.