Test Case sc3.3.2_l2_001: Log-in page without error detection and suggestions for users

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleLog-in page without error detection and suggestions for users
DescriptionDocument containing one text input field for the user name and one password input field for the password. If log-in fails no error is shown.
CreatorBenToWeb (Reinhard.Ruemer@…)
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: input (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: The INPUT element .

Feature: label (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: The LABEL element .

Test Data

Purpose

The document is intended to fail, because errors are not detected and no suggestions for correction are provided to the users.

Expert Guidance

For the design of accessible forms it is particularly important to verify appropriateness with assistive technologies like screen readers and ensure proper navigation for users who can access the form by keyboard only. Therefore the expert user is advised to evaluate the form also in this respect. Beyond this it should be mentioned that in order to ensure accessibility of a form presented on a website, it might be necessary to validate the design by the target user group.

The expected input for the example form is: user name = test@test.org; password = test.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.3.2_l2_001 (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 15, column 2: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#minimize-error-suggestions.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 15, column 38: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#minimize-error-suggestions.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 16, column 2: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#minimize-error-suggestions.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 16, column 37: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#minimize-error-suggestions.

Functional Outcome

The error is not described to the user and no suggestions are provided.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to technique G83: Providing text descriptions to identify required fields that were not completed

This test case maps to technique G85: Providing a text description when user input falls outside the required format or values

This test case maps to technique G139: Creating a mechanism that allows users to jump to errors

Secondary Rules

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

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 21, column 6: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#minimize-error-suggestions.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 21, column 40: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#minimize-error-suggestions.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 22, column 6: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#minimize-error-suggestions.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 22, column 40: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#minimize-error-suggestions.

Functional Outcome

The error is not described to the user and no suggestions are provided.

Technical Comment

Online version: sc2.5.2_l2_001.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 21, column 6: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#minimize-error-suggestions.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 21, column 40: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#minimize-error-suggestions.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 22, column 6: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#minimize-error-suggestions.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 22, column 40: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#minimize-error-suggestions.

Functional Outcome

An error is not detected and no suggestions are provided.