Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.2_l2_sc1_003: Components occur in same order

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleComponents occur in same order
DescriptionTwo documents containing a navigation section and a content section displayed in a different order in each file using javascript.
CreatorBenToWeb (johannes.koch@…)
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)

CSS 2.0 Specification

CSS 2.0 Specification

Test Data


The test is intended to fail because the two sections in the two documents are displayed in different order.

Test Modes

End user.

Test Files

The test files must be inspected in the order defined below.

  1. Test file 1
  2. Test file 2


xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.2_l2_sc1_003 (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 21, column 14: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#consistent-behavior-consistent-locations.

Functional Outcome

Components do not occur in same order.

Technical Comment

Different order via Javascript positioning