RGAA 3.2016 - Rule 6.2.1

Summary

This test consists in checking whether the title of each text link is relevant.

Business description

Criterion

6.2

Test

6.2.1

Description

Pour chaque lien texte ayant un titre de lien (attribut title), le contenu de cet attribut est-il pertinent ?

Level

A

Technical description

Scope

Page

Decision level

Semi-Decidable

Algorithm

Selection

Set1 :

All the <a> tags with a "href" attribute, without children (a[href]:not(:has(*)) )

Set2 :

All the elements of Set1 with a not empty text and with a title attribute

Process

Test1

For each element of Set2, we check whether the "title" attribute is not empty

For each element returning false in Test1, raise a MessageA

Test2

For each element of Set2, we check whether the "title" attribute doesn't only contain non alphanumerical characters.

For each element returning false in Test2, raise a MessageB

Test3

For each element of Set2, we check whether the "title" attribute value doesn't belong to the text link blacklist.

For each element returning false in Test3, raise a MessageB

Test4

For each element of Set2, we check whether the "title" attribute is not strictly identical to the link text.

For each element returning false in Test4, raise a MessageB

Test5

For each element of Set2, we check whether the "title" attribute contains the link text and more.

For each element returning true in Test4, raise a MessageC

For each element returning false in Test4, raise a MessageD

  • code : EmptyLinkTitle
  • status: Failed
  • parameter : link text, "title" attribute, snippet
  • present in source : yes
  • code : NotPertinentLinkTitle
  • status: Failed
  • parameter : link text, "title" attribute, snippet
  • present in source : yes
  • code : SuspectedPertinentLinkTitle
  • status: Pre-Qualified
  • parameter : link text, "title" attribute, snippet
  • present in source : yes
  • code : SuspectedNotPertinentTitleAttribute
  • status: Pre-Qualified
  • parameter : link text, "title" attribute, snippet
  • present in source : yes

Analysis

Not Applicable

The page has no textual link with a "title" attribute (Set2 is empty)

Failed

  • At least one textual link has an empty title attribute (Test1 returns false for at least one element)
  • At least one textual link has title attribute only composed of non alphanumerical characters (Test2 returns false for at least one element)
  • At least one textual link has a title attribute which is blacklisted (Test3 returns false for at least one element)
  • At least one textual link has a title attribute identical to the link text (Test4 returns false for at least one element)

Pre-qualified

In all other cases

Notes

Definition of not-pertinent link title attribute :

A link "title" attribute is regarded as not-pertinent in the following cases :

  • the link "title" attribute is empty
  • the link "title" attribute is identical to the link text
  • the link "title" attribute is blacklisted (regarding the LinkTextBlacklist nomenclature)
  • the link "title" attribute only contains not alphanumerics characters

TestCases

TestCases files for rule 6.2.1