Test Case sc3.1.2_l2_011: Missing language identification for English text alternative for image in German text

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleMissing language identification for English text alternative for image in German text
DescriptionA page with German content that contains a logo with a text alternative in English. The English text alternative of the image is provided in the alt attribute of the img element, which does not have a lang attribute.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
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: lang (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Specifying the language of content: the lang attribute .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because the language of the (English) text alternative of the image is not identified.

Expert Guidance

Check whether the change in natural language for the alt-attribute of the image is correctly identified.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.2_l2_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 10, column 4: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot determine the natural language of the text alternative for the image in the document.

Technical Comment

The image should have a lang attribute with value "en" instead of an empty lang attribute.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 10, column 4: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-other-lang-id.

Functional Outcome

The browser cannot determine the natural language of the text alternative for the image in the document.

Technical Comment

The image should have a lang attribute with value "en" instead of an empty lang attribute.