Test Case sc1.3.1_l1_001: Blockquote misused for indentation

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleBlockquote misused for indentation
Description Document uses blockquote for text that is not necessarily a quotation, to give that text visual prominence.
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: blockquote (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Quotations: The BLOCKQUOTE and Q elements .

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to fail because the text within blockquote is not necessarily a quotation. The blockquote tag is simply being used to give the text visual prominence.

Expert Guidance

Check if blockquote element is used for quoting.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc1.3.1_l1_001 (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 10, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#content-structure-separation-programmatic.

Functional Outcome

The blockquote element may mislead screen readers users into thinking there is a quotation.

Technical Comment

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

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 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#content-structure-separation-programmatic.

Functional Outcome

The blockquote element may mislead screen readers users into thinking there is a quotation.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 10, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#content-structure-separation-programmatic.

Functional Outcome

There is a non semantic quotation