Test Case sc1.3.1_l1_106: strong element used to style complete paragraph as bold text

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
Titlestrong element used to style complete paragraph as bold text
DescriptionA document that contains a single sentence with a short passage of direct speech. The complete sentence is wrapped in a strong element.
CreatorBenToWeb (evlach@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-08-28
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: strong (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Phrase elements .

CSS 2.0 Specification

CSS 2.0 Specification

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to fail because semantic markup (strong element) has been used only for formatting.

Expert Guidance

Check whether semantic element (strong element) is used in order to convey semantic information.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc1.3.1_l1_106 (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 9, column 4: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#content-structure-separation-programmatic.

Functional Outcome

Semantic markup for strong emphasis is abused to create bold text.

Technical Comment

The test case maps to failure F64: Failure of SC 1.3.1 due to using changes in text presentation to convey information without using the appropriate markup or text.

Secondary Rules

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

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 9, column 4: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#content-structure-separation-programmatic.

Functional Outcome

Semantic markup for strong emphasis is abused to create bold text.

Technical Comment

Online version: sc1.3.1_l1_106.