Test Case sc2.1.2_l3_002: Blinking text with JavaScript without a keyboard-accessible mechanism to stop it

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleBlinking text with JavaScript without a keyboard-accessible mechanism to stop it
DescriptionDocument containing a span of text that uses Javascript for blinking to draw attention to sale prices. There is no keyboard-accessible or other mechanism that allows the user to stop the blinking.
CreatorBenToWeb (evlach@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusrejected 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: span (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

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

CSS 2.0 Specification

CSS 2.0 Specification

Standard ECMA-262 : ECMAScript Language Specification, 3rd edition (December 1999)

Standard ECMA-262 : ECMAScript Language Specification, 3rd edition (December 1999)

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to fail because JavaScript causes a blink effect without a mechanism to stop the blinking at 3 seconds or less.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.1.2_l3_002 (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 28, column 22: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#keyboard-operation-all-funcs.

Functional Outcome

The blinking does not stop in less than 3 seconds, and the content does not provide a mechanism that allows the user to stop it. This test case needs re-testing with a new question in the scenarios.

Technical Comment

Use Javascript to stop blinking instead blink to stop control blinking.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 28, column 22: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#keyboard-operation-all-funcs.

Functional Outcome

The blinking does not stop in less than 3 seconds, and the content does not provide a mechanism that allows the user to stop it.

Technical Comment

Use Javascript to stop blinking instead blink to stop control blinking.