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F61: Failure of SC 3.2.5 due to complete change of main content through an automatic update that the user cannot disable from within the content



This failure relates to:


This document describes a failure that occurs when the content filling the user's entire viewport is automatically updated, and the content does not contain options for disabling this behavior.


Failure Example 1:

A news site automatically refreshes itself to ensure that it has the newest headlines. There is no option to disable this behavior.

Failure Example 2:

A slideshow fills the entire viewport and advances to the next slide automatically. There is no stop button.


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  1. open the content

  2. leave the content open for 24 hours

  3. check if the content changed

  4. [begin change]

    confirm that the content does not contain any settings to disable automatic changes

    [end change]

Expected Results

  1. If both 3 and 4 are true, then this failure condition applies and the content fails this success criterion.