Test Case sc4.1.1_l1_012: Valid code - associations between table header cells and data cells

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleValid code - associations between table header cells and data cells
DescriptionAn XHTML file that is well-formed and valid. The markup uses ID values for the header cells in thead (table header) with table data cells in tbody. Screen reader users should be able to find the row and column headers when navigating through the cells of the table.
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: table (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: Strictly Conforming Documents .

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to pass: the markup is valid and users should be able to navigate the table. However, it is not clear if screen readers support the mechanism for associating headers with data cells by means of IDs.

Test Modes

Three or more accessibility experts.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc4.1.1_l1_012 (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 the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#ensure-compat-parses.

Functional Outcome

The user should be able to find the row and column headers when navigating through the cells of the table.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to technique G134: Validating Web pages.

This test case maps to technique H75: Ensuring that all id attribute values are unique for the document AND that the Web page is well-formed.

Secondary Rules

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

The test case passes the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#ensure-compat-parses.

Functional Outcome

The user should be able to find the row and column headers when navigating through the cells of the table.

Technical Comment

Online version: sc4.1.1_l1_012.

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

The test case passes the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20050211/#4.1_use-spec-avoid-spec-no-exception.

Functional Outcome

The user should be able to find the row and column headers when navigating through the cells of the table.