Test Case sc2.1.2_l3_001: Blinking text with blink element without a keyboard-accessible mechanism to stop it

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleBlinking text with blink element without a keyboard-accessible mechanism to stop it
DescriptionDocument containing a product list using blink element to draw attention to sale prices.
CreatorBenToWeb (evlach@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
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.

Netscape HTML Tag Reference

Netscape HTML Tag Reference

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

Technical specification: BLINK .

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to fail as blink element causes a blink effect without a mechanism to stop the blinking at 3 seconds or less.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.1.2_l3_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 9, column 50: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#keyboard-operation-all-funcs.

Functional Outcome

The blinking does not stop in less than 3 seconds, or does not provide a way to the user to stop it.

Technical Comment

The blink element is a proprietary extension by Netscape and is not supported by Internet Explorer.

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 9, column 50: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#keyboard-operation-all-funcs.

Functional Outcome

The blinking does not stop in less than 3 seconds, or does not provide a way to the user to stop it.

Technical Comment

The blink element is a proprietary extension by Netscape and is not supported by Internet Explorer.

Online version: sc2.1.2_l3_001.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 9, column 50: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#keyboard-operation-all-funcs.

Functional Outcome

The blinking does not stop in less than 3 seconds, or does not provide a way to the user to stop it.