Test Case sc1.3.4_l2_001: CSS used to create visual emphasis

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleCSS used to create visual emphasis
DescriptionDocument containing a non-semantic element (span) that is visually emphasised by means of CSS.
CreatorBenToWeb (evlach@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusvalidated

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

Technical specification: Grouping elements: the DIV and SPAN elements .

CSS2.0 Specification

CSS2.0 Specification

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to fail because the emphasis is purely visual and cannot be determined programmatically.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc1.3.4_l2_001 (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 18, column 44: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#content-structure-separation-emphasis.

Functional Outcome

The emphasis of the text cannot be determined programmatically.

Technical Comment

Use semantic markup technologies instead of CSS to express emphasis.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 18, column 44: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#content-structure-separation-emphasis.

Functional Outcome

The emphasis of the text cannot be determined programmatically.

Technical Comment

Use semantic markup technologies instead of CSS to express emphasis.