Test Case sc3.1.4_l3_011: Abbreviation with expansion in title attribute (German)

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAbbreviation with expansion in title attribute (German)
DescriptionA short German text with an abbreviation; the expansion of the abbreviation is provided in the title attribute of the abbr element. Internet Explorer (version 6.0 or earlier) does not support the abbr element, so users of this browser can have trouble finding the meaning of the abbreviation.
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 pass because the correct expansion of the abbrevation is provided.

Expert Guidance

Check whether a correct expansion of the abbreviation is provided.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.4_l3_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 passes (line 9, column 43) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user can find the expanded form of the abbreviation.

Technical Comment

Up to version 6, Microsoft Internet Explorer does not support the abbr element: it is ignored by the browser's Document Object Model (DOM). This means that screen readers can only acces the element's title attribute by inspecting the raw markup. (See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2005OctDec/0178.html).

This test case maps to technique H28: Providing definitions for abbreviations by using the abbr and acronym elements (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#H28).

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes (line 9, column 43) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user can find the expanded form of the abbreviation.

Technical Comment

Up to version 6, Microsoft Internet Explorer does not support the abbr element: it is ignored by the browser's Document Object Model (DOM). This means that screen readers can only acces the element's title attribute by inspecting the raw markup. (See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2005OctDec/0178.html).