HTML and XHTML
This technique relates to Success Criterion 3.1.3: Unusual Words (Sufficient as a way to meet G112: Using inline definitions).
The objective of this technique is to use the
dfn to mark the use of a
word or phrase where it is defined. The
dfn element is used to indicate the
defining instance of the enclosed term. In other words, it marks the occurrence of
term where the term is defined. Note that it encloses the term, not the definition.
technique would be used in combination with G112: Using inline definitions to provide the definition.
The following code snippet demonstrates the use of the
<p>The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines require that non-text content has a text alternative. <dfn>Non-text content</dfn> is content that is not a sequence of characters that can be programmatically determined or where the sequence is not expressing something in human language; this includes ASCII Art (which is a pattern of characters), emoticons, leetspeak (which is character substitution), and images representing text .</p>
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- HTML 4.01 DFN Element
- Identify all words that are defined inline in the text, that is, where the definition occurs in a sentence near an occurrence of the word.
- Check that each word that is defined inline is contained in a
- Check #2 is true.