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G14: Does example 2 fail the success criterion?

From: Christophe Strobbe (on behalf of BenToWeb) <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 21:07:22 +0100
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When we evaluated test case sc1.4.1_l1_011 [1] for technique G14, we 
thought that the second example in that technique fails the success 
criterion. The example describes the use of text alternatives on 
colour icons (for coding the tracks in a conference). The text 
alternative is not good enough (as the test procedure points out) 
because that is conditional content; the SC requires that the 
colour-coded information is "simultaneously visually evident". That 
is not the case for alternative text.

So example 2 appears to fail both the test procedure and the success 


Remove example 2 (or modify it?).

[1] http://www.bentoweb.org/ts/XHTML1_TestSuite3/metadata/sc1.4.1_l1_011

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

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