Test Case sc3.2.5_l3_024: Change of content when a link is hovered over (onmouseover)

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleChange of content when a link is hovered over (onmouseover)
DescriptionDocument containing a link; when the user hovers over the link a dummy page is loaded.
CreatorBenToWeb (johannes.koch@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-08-29
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: a (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

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

Standard ECMA-262 : ECMAScript Language Specification, 3rd edition (December 1999)

Standard ECMA-262 : ECMAScript Language Specification, 3rd edition (December 1999)

Test Data

Purpose

The test is intended to fail because the change of content was not expected.

Expert Guidance

The browser must be JavaScript-enabled.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.2.5_l3_024 (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 154: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#consistent-behavior-no-extreme-changes-context.

Functional Outcome

The user initiated the change of context, but did not expect it to be connected to the user's action.

Technical Comment

Browser behaviour is the same in Firefox 2.0, SeaMonkey 1.1, Opera 9.0 and Internet Explorer 6.

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 154: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#consistent-behavior-no-extreme-changes-context.

Functional Outcome

The user initiated the change of context, but did not expect it to be connected to the user's action.

Technical Comment

Browser behaviour is the same in Firefox 2.0, SeaMonkey 1.1, Opera 9.0 and Internet Explorer 6.

Online version: sc3.2.5_l3_024.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#consistent-behavior-no-extreme-changes-context.

Functional Outcome

The user initiated the change of context.

Technical Comment

The user hovered over the link, which initiated a change of content.