Test Case sc1.3.1_l1_114: underline (u) element used purely for decoration

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
Titleunderline (u) element used purely for decoration
DescriptionDocument containing the underline presentational element u where its presentation characteristic is purely decorative and conveys no meaning at all.
CreatorBenToWeb (evlach@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-08-28
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: u (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Font style elements .

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to pass as the underline u element has been used for presentation only. (Test case "rejected QA" because it does not contain information or relationships conveyed through presentation.)

Expert Guidance

Check whether presentation tag has been used in order to convey information.

Test Modes

Three or more accessibility experts.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc1.3.1_l1_114 (XML).

Rules

“Rules” refer to success criteria in WCAG 2.0, checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 and similar requirements.

Primary Rules

The following success criterion is not applicable to this test case: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#content-structure-separation-programmatic.

Functional Outcome

Presentation tag has been used for presentation only.

Secondary Rules

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

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

Functional Outcome

Presentation tag has been used for presentation only.

Technical Comment

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