Test Case sc1.4.1_l1_013: Links not underlined [new]

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleLinks not underlined [new]
DescriptionDocument containing a link that is not underlined
CreatorBenToWeb (johannes.koch@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2007-12-07
Statusvalidated

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

Technical specification: The A element .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because the mechanism to differentiate the link from the body text relies on colour only.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc1.4.1_l1_013 (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 29, column 115: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#visual-audio-contrast-without-color.

Functional Outcome

The link is not underlined.

Technical Comment

The style defined for links removes the underlining. So the only cue to differentiate the link from the body text is the colour.

This test case maps to failure F73: Failure of SC 1.4.1 due to creating links that are not visually evident without color vision.