#263 Removing obsolete accessibility checks

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nobody
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2006-10-06
2005-03-24
Arnaud Desitter
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From "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath _AT_ utoronto _DOT_ ca>

Here's
the list of accessibility checks that should be removed
or disabled:

Warning number [1.1.1.11] - Priority 1
All images require text equivalents including those
used to identify items in a list. If an image is used
as a bullet, it should include the following "alt"
text: alt="*" or alt="bullet".

Warning number [1.1.1.12] - Priority 1
All images require text equivalents including those
used to indicate breaks within a web page. If an image
is used as a horizontal rule, it should include the
following "alt" text: alt="*" or alt="horizontal rule".

Error number [10.2.1.1] - Priority 2
Create a clear association between a form control and
its label by ensuring labels are positioned properly
within html markup. Do not separate a label from its
form control with additional text, images, etc. If
there are two or
more controls on a single line, labels should be placed
immediately before its corresponding control or place
each label and control on a separate line.

Error number [10.2.1.2] - Priority 2
Create a clear association between a form control and
its label by ensuring labels are positioned properly
within html markup. Do not separate a form control from
its label with additional text, images, etc. If there
are two or more controls on a single line, labels
should be placed immediately after its corresponding
control or place each label and control on a separate
line.

Error number [10.4.1.1] - Priority 3
Include default text for all <input> form controls.
Placing default text in form fields enables keyboard
users to insert a cursor into placeholder text or
characters and enter their own data.

Error number [10.4.1.2] - Priority 3
Default text for all <input> form controls must include
an actual value. Null (i.e. value="") is not valid
default text but using placeholder characters (i.e.
value="****") is acceptable. Placing default text in
form fields enables keyboard users to insert a cursor
into placeholder text and
enter their own data.

Error number [10.4.1.3] - Priority 3
Default text for all <input> form controls must include
an actual value.
Including spaces (i.e. value=" ") in default text is
not allowed but using placeholder characters (i.e.
value="****") is acceptable. Placing default text in
form fields enables keyboard users to insert a cursor
into placeholder text and enter their own data.

Error number [13.1.1.5] - Priority 2
Avoid ambiguous link text such as "more". Create link
text that remains meaningful even when read out of
context. Identify the purpose or target of each link
(i.e. describe the destination of the link) and keep
the text concise.

Error number [13.1.1.6] - Priority 2
Avoid ambiguous link text such as "follow this". Create
link text that remains meaningful even when read out of
context. Identify the purpose or target of each link
(i.e. describe the destination of the link)and keep the
text concise.

We'd like to eventually bring these accessibility tests
up to date with the test suite being developed for the
WCAG 2 but that is still months away.

Discussion

    • priority: 5 --> 7
     
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    Implemented.

     
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    See discussion in tidy-dev, March 2005 under the
    topics "adding accessibility test suite".

     
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