Test Case sc3.1.3_l3_008: Text with nautical terms and with link to external glossary for words used in unusual or restricted way

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleText with nautical terms and with link to external glossary for words used in unusual or restricted way
DescriptionA document with text in English that contains nautical terms. The head element contains a link element that references a glossary where these terms are explained. Some user agents uses this link element to generate an additional (navigation) bar that enables the user to access the glossary.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusaccepted for end user evaluation

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

Technical specification: Document relationships: the link element .

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

Technical specification: Link types .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to pass because there is a link to a glossary for the words that are used in an unusual or restricted way. However, browser support for the link element will determine if a user can access the glossary.

Expert Guidance

Check whether there is a mechanism available for identifying specific definitions of words or phases from nautic jargon used in this test file.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.3_l3_008 (XML).

Rules

“Rules” refer to success criteria in WCAG 2.0, checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 and similar requirements.

Primary Rules

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-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-idioms. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 16, column 7.

Functional Outcome

The user can find definitions of technical terms.

Technical Comment

Whether the user can find the link to the glossary (defined by the link element) really depends on the user agent. Mozilla 1.7.3, SeaMonkey, Opera 7.54 and Opera 9.02 support this type of links; Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.O (and earlier versions) and Firefox 2.0 (and earlier versions) don't. (Firefox add-ons MetaTags (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1668/) and cmSiteNavigationToolbar (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1324/) can display this type of links. There is a <Link> toolbar for Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher at http://www.draig.de/LinkBar/index.en.html.)

This test case maps to technique H60: Using the link element to link to a glossary (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#H60).

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-idioms. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 16, column 7.

Functional Outcome

The user can find definitions of technical terms.

Technical Comment

Whether the user can find the link to the glossary (defined by the link element) really depends on the user agent. Mozilla 1.7.3 and Opera 7.54 support this type of links; Internet Explorer 6.0 and Firefox 1.0 and 1.5 don't.