Providing text alternatives on applet elements

ID: H35

Technology: html

Type: Technique

When to Use

HTML and XHTML Documents that load Java applets where applet is not deprecated.

Description

Provide a text alternative for an applet by using the alt attribute to label an applet and providing the text alternative in the body of the applet element. In this technique, both mechanisms are required due to the varying support of the alt attribute and applet body text by user agents.

Examples

Example 1: An applet to play the tic-tac-toe game.

<applet code="tictactoe.class" width="250" height="250" alt="tic-tac-toe game">
   tic-tac-toe game
</applet>  

Tests

Procedure

  1. View the source code of the applet element
  2. Check that the applet element contains an alt attribute with a text alternative for the applet
  3. Check that the applet element contains a text alternative for the applet in the body of the applet element

Expected Results