Element

body

Error Type

Potential

Guidelines

  • BITV 1.0 (Level 2)
    Guideline GroupLevel 2
    Guideline Subgroup4.2 Specify the expansion of each abbreviation or acronym in a document where it first occurs.
  • Reglas de AccesTitan
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline GroupPriority 3
    Guideline Subgroup4.2 Specify the expansion of each abbreviation or acronym in a document where it first occurs.
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline Group3.1 Readable: Make text content readable and understandable
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 3.1.4 Abbreviations (AAA)

Requirement

Acronyms must be marked with acronym element.

Error

Acronyms may not be marked with acronym element.

Short Description

If body element content is greater than 10 characters (English) then this error will be generated.

Rationale

When acronyms and natural language changes are not identified, they may be indecipherable when machine-spoken or brailled.

How To Determine

Question Are there any acronyms in the content that are not marked with the acronym element?
PASS All acronyms are marked with the acronym element.
FAIL Not all acronyms are marked with the acronym element.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. Check the content for any text Acronyms.
2. If an Acronyms is found, check if it is properly marked with the acronym element.

Expected Result

1. All Acronyms are expected to be marked with a valid acronym element.

Failed Result

1. Mark all Acronyms with a valid acronym element.

Examples

Pass Examples

body has less than 10 characters
<!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 #99 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>Hi</p>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

body has more than 10 characters
<!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 #99 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>Come visit the ATRC.</p>
</body>
</html>

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