Test Case sc2.4.6_l2_009: English text with non-descriptive section titles

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleEnglish text with non-descriptive section titles
DescriptionA document in English with section titles that are funny but not descriptive. All titles use heading markup that convey the document structure, but they read "Short and Sweet" (instead of "Abstract"), "Preliminary Throat Clearing" (instead of "Introduction"), "And Now for Something Completely Different" (instead of "Themes of Accessible Design"), etcetera. The titles do not help users to orient themselves.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-02
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: h1 (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

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

Feature: h2 (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

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

Feature: h3 (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 section titles are funny but not descriptive.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc2.4.6_l2_009 (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 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 42, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 89, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 92, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 133, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot use the section headings to orient himself in the document.

Technical Comment

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

(The test case fails technique G130: Providing descriptive headings.)

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 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 42, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 89, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 92, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 133, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-descriptive.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot use the section headings to orient himself in the document.

Technical Comment

Online version: sc2.4.5_l3_009.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 9, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-sect-titles.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 42, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-sect-titles.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 89, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-sect-titles.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 92, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-sect-titles.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 133, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-sect-titles.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot use the section headings to orient himself in the document.