Test Case sc4.1.1_l1_009: Validity error: caption after table heading

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleValidity error: caption after table heading
DescriptionAn XHTML file that is well-formed but not valid because the caption element appears between the thead and the tbody in the table element. It cannot be predicted how assistive technology responds to this; possibly, the caption is still read before the content 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 because elements have complete start and end tags that are nested according to specifications (even though the caption does not appear in its correct place in the markup).

Test Modes

Three or more accessibility experts.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc4.1.1_l1_009 (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 24, column 3) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#ensure-compat-parses.

Functional Outcome

Depending on the browser or assistive technology, the user may not be able to access the caption before the table content.

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 24, column 3) the following success criterion: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#ensure-compat-parses.

Functional Outcome

Depending on the browser or assistive technology, the user may not be able to access the caption before the table content.

Technical Comment

Online version: sc4.1.1_l1_009.

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

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 24, column 3: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20050211/#4.1_use-spec-avoid-spec-no-exception.

Functional Outcome

Depending on the browser or assistive technology, the user may not be able to access the caption before the table content.