Techniques for WCAG 2.0

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F9: Failure of Success Criterion 3.2.5 due to changing the context when the user removes focus from a form element



This failure relates to:


This document describes a failure that occurs when removing focus from a form element, such as by moving to the next element, causes a change of context.


Failure Example 1:

The user is going through the form filling out the fields in order. When he moves from the third field to the forth, the form submits.


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  1. Find all form elements.

  2. Go through them in order.

  3. Check if the form submits when you move from one field to the next.

  4. Check if moving from one field to the next launches any new windows.

  5. Check if moving from one field to the next navigates to another screen.

Expected Results

Techniques are Informative

Techniques are informative—that means they are not required. The basis for determining conformance to WCAG 2.0 is the success criteria from the WCAG 2.0 standard—not the techniques. For important information about techniques, please see the Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria section of Understanding WCAG 2.0.