This is a draft document supplied by the WCAG Techniques Task Force. It in no way represents a WCAG Working Group consensus or agreement and is provided for informational and discussion purposes only. The accessibility tests listed below should not be construed as required for conformance with the proposed WCAG2.

HTML Test Suite Status

W3C Draft Technical Document 2005-2-25

Chris Ridpath, ATRC, University Of Toronto


This technical document shows the status of tests used in the HTML test suite for WCAG 2.0. It is under constant revision and may be changed or removed at any time.

The complete test suite may be viewed at http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/

Test Case Status

Listed below are all the test cases sorted by status.

Status Accepted (28 Tests)

Status Pending (27 Tests)

Status Assigned (6 Tests)

Status New (5 Tests)

Status Unconfirmed (100 Tests)

Status Rejected (26 Tests)

Status Holding (2 Tests)

All tests related to Alt text

Listed below are 18 tests related to Alt text. Two of the tests deal with long descriptions (LONGDESC) and d-links but because they are closely associated to Alt text I've listed them here too. Not all of these tests have been accepted by the group.

IMG element

IMG element used as an anchor

Submit buttons on forms

AREA elements

Valid XHTML 1.0!