Test Case sc2.4.8_l3_007: Link purpose provided with hidden link text

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleLink purpose provided with hidden link text
DescriptionA document with a list of books that are available in different formats. The link text only contains the name of the format, but hidden text inside the link text also mentions the title. A CSS rule is used to hide the title inside the link text.
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 .

Cascading Style Sheets, level 2

Cascading Style Sheets, level 2

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to pass because the a element includes a hidden span element describing link purpose.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.4.8_l3_007 (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 15, column 17) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

The test case passes (line 17, column 12) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

The test case passes (line 19, column 65) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

The test case passes (line 20, column 64) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-link.

Functional Outcome

The hidden text of the link helps people understand the link purpose.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to technique C7: Supplementing link text with hidden text (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#C7).