Test Case sc2.4.8_l3_005: Image map areas with text alternatives describing the purpose of the links

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleImage map areas with text alternatives describing the purpose of the links
DescriptionA document with an image map with the words "Home", "News" and "Services". The image map areas have alt attributes that say "Home", "News" and "Services", respectively, so the purpose of the links is available.
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 pass because the area elements inside the map element have text alternatives that describe the purpose of the image map areas.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.4.8_l3_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 passes (line 12, column 87) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

The test case passes (line 13, column 89) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

The test case passes (line 14, column 97) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

Functional Outcome

The user can find the purpose of the image map areas through the text alternatives.

Technical Comment

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