Test Case sc2.2.1_l1_001: Auto-refreshing content without a mechanism to turn it off

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAuto-refreshing content without a mechanism to turn it off
DescriptionA document that refreshes every 5 seconds to display a new "random" quote. The page refreshes automatically, without giving the user the opportunity to deactivate or modify the timeout.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-29
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: meta (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: The meta element .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because the content does not provide a mechanism to turn off the automatic refresh.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.2.1_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 7, column 41: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#time-limits-required-behaviors.

Functional Outcome

The page auto-refreshes periodically before the user has the opportunity to read all the content.

Technical Comment

The line and column in the location refer to the content attribute in the HTML output, not in the JSP source code!

This test case maps to failure F41: Failure of SC 2.2.1, 2.2.5, and 3.2.5 due to using meta refresh with a time-out.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - April 2006 Working Draft (Last Call))

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 7, column 41: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#time-limits-required-behaviors.

Functional Outcome

The page auto-refreshes periodically before the user has the opportunity to read all the content.

Technical Comment

The line and column in the location refer to the content attribute in the HTML output, not in the JSP source code!

Online version: sc2.2.1_l1_001.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 7, column 41: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#time-limits-required-behaviors.

Functional Outcome

The page auto-refreshes periodically before the user has the opportunity to read all the content.

Technical Comment

The line and column in the location refer to the content attribute in the HTML output, not in the JSP source code!