Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_2.2_l1_sc1_004: Client-side redirect after a timeout

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleClient-side redirect after a timeout
DescriptionA document with a meta element causes an automatical redirect to another page after 4 seconds, without giving the user the opportunity to deactivate or modify the redirect / timeout.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
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: meta (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: The meta element .

Test Data


This test case is intended to fail because the content contains no mechanism to to stop the automatic redirect.

Test Modes

End user.

Test Files

Test file.


xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_2.2_l1_sc1_004 (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 39: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#time-limits-required-behaviors.

Functional Outcome

The page auto-recirects to another page before the user has the opportunity to read all the content..