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BACKGROUND images in the BODY element

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UAAG 1.0 Requirement

Checkpoint 3.1 Toggle background images (Priority 1 )
Provision 1 : Allow configuration not to render background image content.

Test 1 :


  1. Toggle background images to not be displayed.
  2. Reload the page and determine if background images are rendered.

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(Test code contained within the BODY element.)

Expected results

  1. When background images are not rendered, user agents should render a solid background color instead.
  2. If background image are turned off, the user agent may make available to the user associated conditional content.

Source code

<body background="../images/test-background.gif" title="Test Background Image">


  1. HTML 4.01 specification for BACKGROUND (deprecated)
  2. HTML 4.01 specification for BODY

About this test suite

This test is part of a test suite for the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 1.0 . This work is conducted by the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group , which is part of W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) . Please send comments on this test to w3c-wai-ua@w3.org ( public archive ).

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Last modified: $Date: 2003/04/02 23:46:33 $ by $Author: jongund $