Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.3_l1_sc1_006: Avoid using presentation Markup

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAvoid using presentation Markup
Description Document containing a span and CSS for formatting to bold.
CreatorBenToWeb (evlach@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007

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

Technical specification: Inline style information .

CSS 2.0 Specification

CSS 2.0 Specification

Test Data


The test case is intended to pass as CSS is used for formatting a text fragment using span.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.


xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.3_l1_sc1_006 (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 11, column 5) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#content-structure-separation-programmatic.

Functional Outcome

Use of Markup as sematic

Technical Comment

b has been used as semantic