Test Case sc1.3.1_l1_122: span element and CSS used to mark up a short quote

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
Titlespan element and CSS used to mark up a short quote
DescriptionDocument containing a sentence with a short quote. The quote is marked up with a span element and CSS in order to create a presentation that conveys information (without appropriate semantic markup).
CreatorBenToWeb (evlach@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-08-28
Statusaccepted for end user evaluation

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

Technical specification: Grouping elements: the DIV and SPAN elements .

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to fail as CSS has been used for conveying information.

Expert Guidance

Check whether CSS 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_122 (XML).

Rules

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

Primary Rules

The test case needs review before it can be established if it passes or fails the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#content-structure-separation-programmatic. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 10, column 12.

Functional Outcome

CSS has been used in order to convey information (quotation).

Technical Comment

Use a semantic tag like q .

The test case maps to failure F2: Failure of SC 1.3.1 due to using CSS to create variations in presentation of text that conveys information without also 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 10, column 12: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#content-structure-separation-programmatic.

Functional Outcome

CSS has been used in order to convey information.

Technical Comment

Use a semantic tag like q .

Online version: sc1.3.1_l1_122.