Test Case sc3.1.4_l3_012: Abbreviation with missing expansion (German)

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAbbreviation with missing expansion (German)
DescriptionA short German text with an abbreviation; the abbreviation is marked up with the abbr element, but the expansion is not provided (there is no title attribute); the abbreviation is very well known to people who know German.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusrejected 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: abbr (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Phrase elements: EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, ABBR, and ACRONYM .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because the expansion of the abbreviation is not provided. This does not necessarily cause problems for speakers of German, because the abbreviation is very well known.

Expert Guidance

Check whether an expansion of the abbreviation is provided.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.4_l3_012 (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 9, column 37: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot find the expanded form of the abbreviation.

Technical Comment

The meaning of the abbreviation PKW is very well known, so it is debatable if including the expanded form is necessary.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case needs review before it can be established if it passes or fails the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-located. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 9, column 37.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot find the expanded form of the abbreviation.

Technical Comment

The meaning of the abbreviation PKW is very well known, so it is debatable if including the expanded form is necessary.