Test Case sc2.4.1_l1_004: Set of web pages without a link to skip the navigation

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleSet of web pages without a link to skip the navigation
DescriptionA set of web pages - the web site of the fictitious newspaper The Narnia Times - that has a top navigation section at the top of each page. None of these pages has a link at the top to skip the navigation and go directly to the main content area.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2006-10-11
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 there is no mechanism to skip the navigation at the top of every page.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

TCDL Data

sc2.4.1_l1_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 19, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-title.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 19, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-title.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 19, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-title.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 19, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-title.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 19, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-title.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 19, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-title.

Functional Outcome

Users who rely on keyboard navigation are forced to tab through all the navigation links before getting to the content.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to technique G1: Adding a link at the top of each page that goes directly to the main content area (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#G1) but fails.