Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l3_sc3_005: Acronym with incorrect expansion

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAcronym with incorrect expansion
DescriptionA short text with an acronym; the acronym is marked up with the acronym element, but the expansion in the title attribute is "Alcoholics Anonymous Society" instead of "World Wide Web Consortium".
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)

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

Technical specification: Phrase elements: EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, ABBR, and ACRONYM .

Test Data


This test case is intended to fail because the expansion of the acronym is incorrect.

Test Modes

Automatic evaluation.

Test Files

Test file.


xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_3.1_l3_sc3_005 (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 9, column 43: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot find the expanded forms of abbreviatons and/or acronyms.

Technical Comment

The value of the title attribute is incorrect.