Test Case sc3.2.5_l3_027: Change of focus when a link loses the focus (onblur)

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleChange of focus when a link loses the focus (onblur)
DescriptionDocument containing three links; when the user moves focus from the first link the third (not the second) gets focus.
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-onblur.

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 focus 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_027 (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 158: 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

(In Opera 9, the focus seems to get "stuck" on the third link.)

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 158: 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

(In Opera 9, the focus seems to get "stuck" on the third link.)

Online version: sc3.2.5_l3_027.

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

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 9, column 158: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#navigation-mechanisms-focus.

Functional Outcome

The normal tabbing order and the reverse tabbing order are not the same, and this can make it difficult to build a consistent mental model of the content.

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 moved the focus to another link, which initiated a change of focus.