Test Case sc4.1.2_l1_217: No programmatic association between drop-down list and label [new]

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleNo programmatic association between drop-down list and label [new]
DescriptionA document containing a simple form with a drop-down list, a reset button and a submit button. The drop-down list has no explicit label (label element); instead, the ‘label’ is provided as a text string positioned before the control.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2007-08-24
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: form (namespace: http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml) .

Technical specification: The form element .

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

Technical specification: The select, optgroup, and option elements .

Cascading Style Sheets, level 2: CSS2 Specification

Cascading Style Sheets, level 2: CSS2 Specification

Test Data

Purpose

The test case is intended to fail because the association between the drop-down list and its label is not explicit but based on physical location.

Test Modes

Accessibility expert.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc4.1.2_l1_217 (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 : http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#ensure-compat-rsv.

Functional Outcome

Assistive technology may make an incorrect guess regarding the label of the drop-down list.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to failure F68: Failure of SC 1.3.1 and 4.1.2 due to the association of label and user interface controls not being programmatically determinable.