Test Case sc2.5.1_l1_011: Mandatory textarea field without error detection

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleMandatory textarea field without error detection
DescriptionDocument containing two mandatroy text input fileds (first name, last name) that are already filled and set to read-only. In addition, it contains one textarea field with mandatory input. If the user submits and no text is entered, the error is not identified and described to the user in text.
CreatorBenToWeb (Daniela.Ortner@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-08-29
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: textarea (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: The TEXTAREA element .

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

Technical specification: The LABEL element .

Test Data

Purpose

The document is intended to fail, because the input error is not identified and described to the user in text.

Expert Guidance

For the design of accessible forms it is particularly important to verify appropriateness with assistive technologies like screen readers and ensure proper navigation for users who can access the form by keyboard only. Therefore the expert user is advised to evaluate the form also in this respect. Beyond this it should be mentioned that in order to ensure accessibility of a form presented on a website, it might be necessary to validate the design by the target user group.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.5.1_l1_011 (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 21, column 9: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#minimize-error-identified.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 22, column 9: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#minimize-error-identified.

Functional Outcome

After submission, the error is not specified.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 21, column 9: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#minimize-error-identified.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 22, column 9: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#minimize-error-identified.

Functional Outcome

After submission, the error is not specified.