Test Case sc1.3.1_l1_138: font element used for purely decorative purpose

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
Titlefont element used for purely decorative purpose
Description Presentational element font 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: font (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Font modifier elements: FONT and BASEFONT .

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to pass as font element is purely decorative and conveys no meaning at all. (Test case "rejected QA" because it does not contain information or relationships conveyed through presentation.)

Expert Guidance

Check whether presentation tag has been used to convey information and/or relationship.

Test Modes

Three or more accessibility experts.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc1.3.1_l1_138 (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 not been used in order to convey information.

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 not been used in order to convey information.

Technical Comment

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