Test Case sc3.2.1_l1_011: Change of focus when a link is activated [new]

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleChange of focus when a link is activated [new]
DescriptionDocument containing three links; when the first is activated, the focus is automatically moved to the third.
CreatorBenToWeb (johannes.koch@…)
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: a (namespace: undefined) .

Technical specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/interact/scripts.html#adef-onclick.

Test Data


The test is intended to pass because when a user activates the first link, focus automatically moves to another link.

Expert Guidance

Check whether there is any change of context when the link is activated.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.


sc3.2.1_l1_011 (XML).


“Rules” refer to success criteria in WCAG 2.0, checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 and similar requirements.

Primary Rules

The test case passes (line 8, column 109) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#consistent-behavior-receive-focus.

Functional Outcome

Change of focus when the link is activated.

Technical Comment

The JavaScript in the onclick attribute causes the browser to set the focus to another element.

This test case maps to technique G107: Using "activate" rather than "focus" as a trigger for changes of context