Test Case sc2.5.4_l3_006: Textarea field with help link

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleTextarea field with help link
DescriptionDocument containing two text input fields and a multi-line text field (textarea). A link above the textarea leads to a help page with descriptive information about the textarea field.
CreatorBenToWeb (Daniela.Ortner@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-08-25
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: textarea (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Form TEXTAREA element .

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

Technical specification: The A element .

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to pass because the help link provides context-sensitive help for the textarea field.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

TCDL Data

sc2.5.4_l3_006 (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 13, column 57) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#minimize-error-context-help.

The test case passes (line 14, column 8) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#minimize-error-context-help.

Functional Outcome

The user can get help for the text area about former activities.

Technical Comment

Test file uses target="_blank"

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes (line 13, column 57) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#minimize-error-context-help.

The test case passes (line 14, column 8) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#minimize-error-context-help.

Functional Outcome

The user can get help for the text area about former activities.

Technical Comment

Test file uses target="_blank"