The issue reports on both the Current Document and the Report tab provide the following information about each issue:
- Violation type
- Analysis source
- Issue priority
- Issue status
- Issue description
- Issue tag
- Issue frame
- Issue source
- Red circle with a white exclamation point - indicates a Violation, specifically a violation that is determined via a test which has a pass/fail criteria.
- Blue circle with a white question mark - indicates a Potential Violation - an item that requires manual verification. Typically found below the Violations.
Analysis source indicates which type of analysis found the error such as basic static analysis or one of the special analysis options available on the current document tab:
- Monitor with wave - basic static analysis
- Color wheel - color analysis
- Book - reading order analysis
- Music note - ARIA analysis
- Camera - Focus analysis
To the far left of an issue listing, below the word "issue" is the "priority" of the issue. These priority labels can assist organizations in prioritizing their remediation efforts.
To the far left of an issue listing, below the issue priority is a drop-down menu that indicates the "status" of the issue. The status options are:
- Open - this is the default status. It indicates that the issue needs to be resolved.
- Fixed - means that the issue has been fixed or remediated in the code. If the issue is marked as Fixed but isn't really fixed, when the page is re-analyzed the issue will be marked as Open again.
- Ignored - Scenarios where an issue may be marked as Ignored include:
- The issue may be a real issue, but you want to ignore it for the time being because it is part of a different effort, or will be addressed in a later phase.
- The issue may be a false positive or you do not intend to address it at all. If the issue is deleted, when the page is re-analyzed the issue will be added to the issue list again and marked as Open. To avoid this, mark the issue as Ignored.
These options can be used for issue triage, remediation and retest.
Note: Marking an issue as Ignored only affects issues in WorldSpace when issues are uploaded to WorldSpace. Marking an issue as Ignored in FireEyes has no effect at all in FireEyes. If you run the page again in FireEyes, even after marking all issues as Ignored, they will all show up as Open again. If you then upload them again as Open this time (after uploading them as Ignored previously), they will remain marked as Ignored in WorldSpace. If you need to change the designation from Ignored to Open, you need to do so in WorldSpace by filtering for only the Ignored issues in the Issues report, then selecting the individual issue and changing its designation from Ignored to Open.
To the right of the issue icons is the issue "Description" - a high-level description of the violation or potential violation.
The issue description is a link. Selecting the link will open a modal dialog which provides a more detailed description of the issue including: identifying the problem, suggestions for high-level remediation, and remediation examples.
To the right of the issue description link is the "Tag" - the type of html element that was found to be in violation, such as: a, img, h2, p, fieldset, form, table, etc.
To the right of the issue tag is the "Frame" - the name or the URL of the frame that the error was found in. This will often be left blank as not many websites use frames any longer.
To the right of the issue frame is the "Source" - a snippet of html code of the element that was found to be in violation.