Test Case sc2.4.9_l3_201: Missing Section Headings for Document Structure [new]

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleMissing Section Headings for Document Structure [new]
DescriptionA short document that is organized into sections; the sections are not introduced by headings.
CreatorBenToWeb (reinhard.ruemer@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007

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: The h1 element .

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

Technical specification: The p element .

Test Data


This test case is intended to fail because headings and p elements are not used to structure the document according to its logical structure.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.


sc2.4.9_l3_201 (XML).


“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 5: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#.

Functional Outcome

The absence of section headings to structure the document makes it more difficult to read.

Technical Comment

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