Test Case sc3.1.4_l3_001: Acronym with expansion in title attribute

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAcronym with expansion in title attribute
DescriptionA short text with an acronym; the expansion of the acronym is provided in the title attribute of the acronym element.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusvalidated

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

Technical specification: Phrase elements: EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, ABBR, and ACRONYM.

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to pass because an expansion of the acronym is available.

Expert Guidance

Check whether an expansion of the acronym is provided.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.4_l3_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 passes (line 9, column 43) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user can find the expanded form of the acronym.

Technical Comment

Some browsers display the content of the title attribute when the mouse pointer hovers over the acronym, but the HTML specification does not require this. Some screen readers, for example JAWS 6.2, WindowEyes 5.0, and some talking browers, for example Home Page Reader 3.0, can be set to speak the title attribute.

This test case maps to technique H28: Providing definitions for abbreviations by using the abbr and acronym elements.

Secondary Rules

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

The test case passes (line 9, column 43) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user can find the expanded form of the acronym.

Technical Comment

Some browsers display the content of the title attribute when the mouse pointer hovers over the acronym, but the HTML specification does not require this. Some screen readers, for example JAWS 6.2, WindowEyes 5.0, and some talking browers, for example Home Page Reader 3.0, can be set to speak the title attribute.

This test case maps to technique H28: Providing definitions for abbreviations by using the abbr and acronym elements (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#H28).

Online version: sc3.1.4_l3_001.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes (line 9, column 43) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user can find the expanded form of the acronym.

Technical Comment

Some browsers display the content of the title attribute when the mouse pointer hovers over the acronym, but the HTML specification does not require this. Some screen readers, for example JAWS 6.2, WindowEyes 5.0, and some talking browers, for example Home Page Reader 3.0, can be set to speak the title attribute.