Test Case sc1.3.3_l1_005: Letter spacing controlled by whitespace characters

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleLetter spacing controlled by whitespace characters
DescriptionA paragraph containing several words. To emphasize a word, whitespace characters are inserted between the letters. (See WCAG 2.0 failure F32)
CreatorBenToWeb (johannes.koch@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2006-08-07
Statusaccepted QA

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

Technical specification: The strong element .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because spacing within the emphasized word is controlled with white space characters.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc1.3.3_l1_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 12, column 43: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#content-structure-separation-sequence.

Functional Outcome

The emphasized word distracts reading software.

Technical Comment

The emphasized word contains whitespace characters. So it is not clear that the letters belong to a word.

This test case maps to failure F32: Failure of SC 1.3.3 due to using white space characters to control spacing within a word (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#F32).

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 12, column 43: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#content-structure-separation-sequence.

Functional Outcome

The emphasized word distracts reading software.

Technical Comment

The emphasized word contains whitespace characters. So it is not clear that the letters belong to a word.