Techniques issues for Guideline 2.4

Here is an overview of issues around techniques for Guideline 2.4. In some cases there are proposals too although strictly speaking I'm not supposed to do that until next week.

HTML Techniques

Site map

Test Case 184

Collection information

Test case 147

Linear reading order of tables

Test case 133

Link groups

Test case 155

Test case 156

Test case 157

tabindex to skip link groups (future)

Test case: none provided. We will need to do so if we keep the technique, but I think we shouldn't.

Skipping link groups

Test case 28

Hide link groups

Test case 158

The link element and navigation tools

Test case: no test cases defined. Create if we keep the technique.


Test case 83

Test case 84

Frame titles

Test case 31

Test case 32

Frame name

Test case: none provided. Need to create if we keep the technique.

Describing frame relationships (deprecated)

Test case 34

Tab order in forms

Test case: none provided. Need to provide examples of use of tabindex and not, as well as one in which tabindex is provided on some controls but not all.

Link separation

Test case: none provided. Need to provide if we keep technique.

CSS fallback

Test case: none provided.

Missing / Proposed Techniques

Here are issues I see for the Success Criteria from a techniques perspective, beyond what was covered in existing techniques above.

Level 1 Success Criterion 1: Structures and relationships within the content can be programmatically determined.

Level 2 Success Criterion 1: Documents that have five or more section headings and are presented as a single delivery unit include a table of contents with links to important sections of the document.

Level 2 Success Criterion 2: There is more than one way to locate the content of each delivery unit, including but not limited to link groups, a site map, site search or other navigation mechanism.

Level 2 Success Criterion 3: Blocks of repeated material, such as navigation menus and document headers, are marked up so that they can be bypassed by people who use assistive technology or who navigate via keyboard or keyboard interface.

Level 3 Success Criterion 1: When content is arranged in a sequence that affects its meaning, that sequence can be determined programmatically.

Level 3 Success Criterion 2: When a page or other delivery unit is navigated sequentially, elements receive focus in an order that follows relationships and sequences in the content.

Level 3 Success Criterion 3: Images have structure that users can access.

Level 3 Success Criterion 4: Delivery units have descriptive titles

Level 3 Success Criterion 5: Text is divided into paragraphs.

Level 3 Success Criterion 6: Documents are divided into hierarchical sections and subsections that have descriptive titles.