Test Case sc1.1.1_l1_041: Text alternative for image button: missing alt text

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleText alternative for image button: missing alt text
DescriptionA document with a form that uses an image button for form submission. The alt attribute of the input element is missing, so there is no text alternative for the image.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-08-31
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: img (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: How to specify alternate text .

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

Technical specification: Control types created with INPUT .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because there is no text alternative of the image in the image button (for form submission). This test is only for the text alternative of the image button, not for the label of the text input field or other parts of the page.

Test Modes

Automatic evaluation.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc1.1.1_l1_041 (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 13, column 5: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#text-equiv-all.

Functional Outcome

The text description of the graphical submit button is missing.

Technical Comment

The input element has no alt attribute (which is optional for validation but required for WCAG.

This test case maps to failure F65: Failure of SC 1.1.1 due to omitting the alt attribute on img elements, area elements, and input elements of type "image".

Secondary Rules

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

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 13, column 5: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#text-equiv-all.

Functional Outcome

The text description of the graphical submit button is missing.

Technical Comment

The input element has no alt attribute (which is optional for validation but required for WCAG.

Online version: sc1.1.1_l1_041.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 13, column 5: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#text-equiv-functional.

Functional Outcome

The text description of the graphical submit button is missing.

Technical Comment

The input element has no alt attribute (which is optional for validation but required for WCAG.