Test Case sc3.1.4_l3_004: Acronym with missing expansion

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAcronym with missing expansion
DescriptionA short text with an acronym; the acronym is not marked up with the acronym element, and the expansion of the acronym is not provided in the markup or the text.
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 fail because the acronym is not marked up and the expansion of the acronym is not provided.

Expert Guidance

Check whether all acronyms in the text are marked correctly.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.4_l3_004 (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 34: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot find the expanded form of the acronym.

Technical Comment

There should be an acronym element and an expansion or explanation.

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

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 34: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot find the expanded form of the acronym.

Technical Comment

There should be an acronym element.

Online version: sc3.1.4_l3_004.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 9, column 34: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-located.

Functional Outcome

The user cannot find the expanded form of the acronym.

Technical Comment

There should be an acronym element.