Test Case sc2.4.8_l3_001: Link text does not describe purpose of link

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleLink text does not describe purpose of link
DescriptionA document with a link text that does not describe the purpose of the link.
CreatorBenToWeb (evlach@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2006-10-25
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: a (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: The a element .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because the text of the a element does not describe its purpose.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.4.8_l3_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 9, column 51: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

Functional Outcome

The text of the link does not help people understand the link target.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to a possible failure of technique H30: Providing link text that describes the purpose of a link for anchor elements (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#H30).