Test Case sc4.1.1_l1_005: Validity error: illegal attribute

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleValidity error: illegal attribute
DescriptionAn XHTML file that is well-formed but not valid because the dd elements have an alt attribute, which is not allowed on these elements. It cannot be predicted how assistive technology responds to this; possibly, the alt attributes will be ignored.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-10-05
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: dd (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Strictly Conforming Documents .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to pass because elements have complete start and end tags that are nested according to specifications (even if some elements have illegal attributes).

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc4.1.1_l1_005 (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 11, column 9) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#ensure-compat-parses.

The test case passes (line 12, column 9) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#ensure-compat-parses.

Functional Outcome

The document is not valid: the alt attributes on the definitions may cause problems.

Technical Comment

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 11, column 9) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#ensure-compat-parses.

The test case passes (line 12, column 9) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#ensure-compat-parses.

Functional Outcome

The document is not valid: the alt attributes on the definitions may cause problems.

Technical Comment

Online version: sc4.1.1_l1_005.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - February 2005 Editor's Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 11, column 9: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20050211/#4.1_use-spec-avoid-spec-no-exception.

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 12, column 9: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20050211/#4.1_use-spec-avoid-spec-no-exception.

Functional Outcome

The document is not valid: the alt attributes on the definitions may cause problems.