Test Case sc3.1.4_l3_006: Acronym with obscure expansion in title attribute

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleAcronym with obscure 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, but the expansion — as opposed to the acronym itself — is not well known.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-01
Statusaccepted for end user evaluation

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, but many users may be unfamiliar with the expanded form and become confused.

Expert Guidance

Check whether a correct expansion of the abbreviation is provided.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.4_l3_006 (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 39) 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, but in this case, the expanded form may confuse the user because most people only know the abbreviated form.

Technical Comment

See 3.1_l3_sc3_015 for a variation on this test case.

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 needs review before it can be established if it passes or fails the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-located. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 9, column 39.

Functional Outcome

The user can find the expanded forms of abbreviations and/or acronyms, but in this case, the expanded form may confuse the user because most people only know the abbreviated form.

Technical Comment

See 3.1_l3_sc3_015 for a variation on this test case.

Online version: sc3.1.4_l3_006.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case needs review before it can be established if it passes or fails the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-located. The code that causes doubt can be found at line 9, column 39.

Functional Outcome

The user can find the expanded forms of abbreviations and/or acronyms, but in this case, the expanded form may confuse the user because most people only know the abbreviated form.

Technical Comment

See 3.1_l3_sc3_015 for a variation on this test case.