A document with an object element in an image map. The object element embeds an image in PNG format, and contains another object element that embeds the GIF version of the same image. This second object elment contains an img element with the same GIF image, and the image map. The alt attribute of the img element identifies the image and conveys the same information. The object elements do not have a title attribute or any other text alternative except the alt attribute of the img element. Most importantly, the alt attributes of the image map's area elements are empty. Alternative text for areas in client-side image maps: two nested objects and nested image all referencing same map (inside object); empty alt attributes in image map areas Christophe.Strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be en Copyright BenToWeb 2004-2007 2005-08-29 draft How to specify alternate text General Inclusion: The object element How to create client-side image maps Client-side image maps: the map and area elements

This test case is intended to fail because none of the areas of the image map has a text alternative. The empty text alternatives are an issue in their own right, but, in addition to this, browser support for the object element may also determine if this test case is accessible or not. Internet Explorer has weak or no support for the object element.

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Do you understand the meaning of the object in the page? (The object may be an image, applet, …)

Verstehen Sie die Bedeutung des dargestellten Objektes? (Es kann sich dabei um ein Bild, ein Applet, … handeln.)

Do you understand the meaning of the object in the page? (The object may be an image, applet, …)

Verstehen Sie die Bedeutung des dargestellten Objektes? (Es kann sich dabei um ein Bild, ein Applet, … handeln.)

The image has a fallback with a text description but none of the areas in the image map has a text description.

The object element has an img element with an alt attribute as a fallback . Since there is no direct text alternative, it is not entirely clear if this code is accessible. However, since each of the area elements in the map element has an alt attribute, this case does not pass.

This test case is identical to xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_1.1_l1_sc1_014, except that the alt attributes of the area elements are now empty.

(In Mozilla 1.7.3 and Firefox 1.0, the map does not work if the map element has only an id and no name attribute.)

(Internet Explorer does not support object and does not display the fallback image if it is inside a nested object.)