Test Case sc3.1.4_l3_002: Acronym with expansion after the acronym

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAcronym with expansion after the acronym
DescriptionA short text with an acronym; the expansion of the acronym is provided between parentheses after the acronym.
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 provided immediately after the acronym.

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_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 9, column 58) 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 forms of abbreviations and/or acronyms.

Technical Comment

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

Techniques G102: Providing the expansion or explanation of an abbreviation and G97: Providing the abbreviation immediately following the expanded form assume that the expansion is provided before instead of after the acronym.

Secondary Rules

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

The test case passes (line 9, column 58) 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 forms of abbreviations and/or acronyms.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to technique G102: Providing the expansion or explanation of an abbreviation (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#G102) but does not use one of the listed techniques: the text provides the expansion after instead of before the acronym.

Online version: sc3.1.4_l3_002.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes (line 9, column 58) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user can find the expanded forms of abbreviations and/or acronyms.

Technical Comment

The 23 November 2005 version of "Understanding WCAG 2.0 lists "providing the abbreviation immediately following the first use of the expanded form within the delivery unit" as a "sufficient technique", but not "providing the expanded form immediately following the first use of the abbreviation within the delivery unit". See http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20051123/#meaning-located.