Test Case sc1.1.1_l1_038: Text alternative for ASCII art: description above the ASCII art

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleText alternative for ASCII art: description above the ASCII art
DescriptionA document with ASCII art (treated by WCAG 2.0 as non-text content), which requires a text alternative. The ASCII art explains the components of a URI. The ASCII illustrates the text in the paragraph above it.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-05
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: pre (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Preformatted text: The PRE element .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to pass because the ASCII illustrates the text in the paragraph above it, so that paragraph can be considered as a text alternative.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc1.1.1_l1_038 (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 14, column 1) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#text-equiv-all.

Functional Outcome

The ASCII art has a text description.

Technical Comment

The p element preceding the pre element contains a text alternative for the ASCII art.

This test case maps to technique G94: Providing short text alternative for non-text content that serves the same purpose and presents the same information as the non-text content.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - April 2006 Working Draft (Last Call))

The test case passes (line 14, column 1) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#text-equiv-all.

Functional Outcome

The ASCII art has a text description.

Technical Comment

The p element preceding the pre element contains a text alternative for the ASCII art.

Online version: sc1.1.1_l1_038.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes (line 14, column 1) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#text-equiv-informative.

Functional Outcome

The ASCII art has a text description.

Technical Comment

The p element preceding the pre element contains a text alternative for the ASCII art.