Test Case sc3.1.4_l3_007: Acronym with obscure expansion omitted

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAcronym with obscure expansion omitted
DescriptionA short text with an acronym; the acronym is marked up with the acronym element, but the expansion is not provided. The expansion — as opposed to the acronym itself — is not well known.
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: acronym (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 is not provided.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.4_l3_007 (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-located. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 9, column 30.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot find the expanded form of the acronym.

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 30.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot find the expanded form of the acronyms, but in this case, this may be OK because the expanded form may confuse the user.

Technical Comment

This test case does not map to a WCAG 2.0 technique or failure.