Test Case sc2.4.4_l1_002: Link text in alt attribute that describes the purpose of image link

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleLink text in alt attribute that describes the purpose of image link
DescriptionA document containing only an image link. The link contains no text but only an image with an alt attribute that describes the purpose of the link.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2007-08-24
Statusdraft

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 .

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

Technical specification: Including an image: the img element .

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

Technical specification: How to specify alternate text .

Cascading Style Sheets, level 2: CSS2 Specification

Cascading Style Sheets, level 2: CSS2 Specification

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to pass because the link text describes the purpose of the link.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.4.4_l1_002 (XML).

Rules

“Rules” refer to success criteria in WCAG 2.0, checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 and similar requirements.

Primary Rules

The test case passes (line 13, column 1) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#navigation-mechanisms-refs.

Functional Outcome

The alternate text for the image helps users decide whether they want to follow the link.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to technique G91: Providing link text that describes the purpose of a link and to technique H30: H30: Providing link text that describes the purpose of a link for anchor elements.