Test Case sc2.4.6_l2_001: Non-descriptive headings: empty h1 element

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleNon-descriptive headings: empty h1 element
DescriptionA document with an excerpt of Shakespeare's play Henry V with the corresponding part of Schlegel's translation of the play. The title element is not descriptive ("BenToWeb Test File") and the h1 element contains only a space.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-30
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: title (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Headings: The H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6 elements.

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because the main heading of the document is not descriptive. Only headings are tested here, not the content of the page.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.4.6_l2_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 19, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

Functional Outcome

The main heading of the web page does not help people understand what is in the content.

Technical Comment

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

Note: this test case is about heading elements (h1), whereas the version in the previous test suite was about the title element.

Secondary Rules

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

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 6, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

Functional Outcome

The title of the web page does not help people understand what is in the content.

Technical Comment

Online version: sc2.4.5_l3_001.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 6, column 1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#navigation-mechanisms-title.

Functional Outcome

The title of the web page does not help people understand what is in the content.