Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.1_l1_sc1_005: Alternative text for image link (thumbnail): correct alt attribute

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAlternative text for image link (thumbnail): correct alt attribute
DescriptionA document with image link (an image used as a link): the image is a thumbnail for a larger image; this larger image is the destination of the link. The img element has a (correct) alt attribute that conveys the same information as the image and identifies the destination of the link. (Neither the link nor the image have a title attribute.)
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-08-22
Statusaccepted by first validators

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

Technical specification: How to specify alternate text .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to pass because the text alternative conveys the same information as the image and identifies the destination of the link.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.1_l1_sc1_005 (XML).

Rules

“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 167) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#text-equiv-informative.

Functional Outcome

The image has a text description.

Technical Comment

The img element has an alt attribute.

Primary Rules

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

Functional Outcome

The image has a text description.

Technical Comment

The img element has an alt attribute with appropriate alternative text and therefore the img element is valid.