Element

object

Error Type

Potential

Guidelines

  • WCAG 2.0 (Level A)
    Guideline Group1.2 Provide synchronized alternatives for multimedia
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (A)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)
    Guideline Group1.2 Time-based Media: Provide alternatives for time-based media.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (A)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline Group1.2 Time-based Media: Provide alternatives for time-based media
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) (A)

Requirement

object may require a long description.

Error

object may require a long description.

Short Description

This error is generated for every object element.

How To Determine

Question Does this object require a long description?
PASS object does not require a long description (or one is provided).
FAIL object requires a long description and one is not provided.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. Check all object elements for the presence of a long description.
2. [editor note: where should the long description be?]

Expected Result

1. The object is expected to have a long description.

Failed Result

1. Add a long description to the object.

Examples

Pass Examples

Document does not contain an object element.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #160 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

Document contains an object element.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #160 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>
<object/>
</body>
</html>

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