Test Case sc3.2.5_l3_035: Change of focus when a link is activated (onclick)

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleChange of focus when a link is activated (onclick)
DescriptionDocument containing two links; when the first is activated the second gets focus. The change of focus is described in the link text of the first link.
CreatorBenToWeb (johannes.koch@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2004-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2007-01-12
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/struct/links.html#adef-href.

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 pass because the change of focus was expected.

Expert Guidance

The browser must be JavaScript-enabled.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.2.5_l3_035 (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 130) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#consistent-behavior-no-extreme-changes-context.

The test case passes (line 9, column 161) the following success criterion: 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, and expected it to be connected to the user's action.

Technical Comment

Although the event is onclick, one can also activate the link by tabbing to it and pressing enter (tested on Windows XP in Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2.0, SeaMonkey 1.1 and Opera 9.0).

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 passes (line 9, column 130) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#consistent-behavior-no-extreme-changes-context.

The test case passes (line 9, column 161) the following success criterion: 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, and expected it to be connected to the user's action.

Technical Comment

Although the event is onclick, one can also activate the link by tabbing to it and pressing enter (tested on Windows XP in Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 2.0, SeaMonkey 1.1 and Opera 9.0).

Online version: sc3.2.5_l3_035.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case passes (line 9, column 130) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#consistent-behavior-no-extreme-changes-context.

The test case passes (line 9, column 161) 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 activated the link, which initiated a change of focus.