Test Case sc2.4.8_l3_004: Image map areas without description of link purpose

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleImage map areas without description of link purpose
DescriptionA document with a client-side image map that contains three areas ("Home", "News", "Services"). The areas do not contain text alternatives, so there is no text that describes their purpose.
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: img (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: How to specify alternate text .

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

Technical specification: How to create client-side image maps .

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

Technical specification: Client-side image maps: the map and area elements .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because the area elements have no text alternatives that describe their purpose.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.4.8_l3_004 (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 76: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 13, column 78: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 14, column 82: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

Functional Outcome

There are no alternative texts to describe the purpose of the image map areas.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to a possible failure of technique H24: Providing a text alternative for the area element (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#H24).