Test Case xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_4.1_l3_sc1_005: Validity error: illegal attribute

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleValidity error: illegal attribute
DescriptionAn XHTML file that is well-formed but not valid because the dd elements have an alt attribute, which is not allowed on these elements. It is not clear how assistive technology responds to this; possibly, the alt attributes are ignored.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-10-05
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: dd (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Strictly Conforming Documents .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because some elements have illegal attributes.

Test Modes

End user.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

xhtml1_wcag2_20050630_4.1_l3_sc1_005 (XML).

Rules

“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 11, column 9: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20050211/#4.1_use-spec-avoid-spec-no-exception.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 12, column 9: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20050211/#4.1_use-spec-avoid-spec-no-exception.

Functional Outcome

The document is not valid: the alt attributes on the definitions may cause problems.