Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l3_sc1_003: Link to online German dictionary

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleLink to online German dictionary
DescriptionA document with some text in German and a link to an online German dictionary where the meaning of the words in the text can be looked up.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
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)

Test Data


This test is intended to pass because there is a link to an online dictionary that helps the user to find definitions of words.

Test Modes

End user.

Test Files

Test file.


xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l3_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 passes (line 15, column 56) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-mech.

Functional Outcome

The user can find definitions for words in text content.

Technical Comment

Is a link to an online dictionary an appropriate solution? The author has no control over the online dictionary, so if the dictionary disappears, the content of his website becomes inaccessible because of something that is not under his control.