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Evaluation Rules

The Accessibility Extension does not provide automated evaluation of the rules 4, 7, and 8.

Titling Evalutation Rules
no. FAE 2007 FAE 2008 Description
1 Pass/Fail Pass/Fail

The page must contain exactly one title element.

2 Pass/Fail Pass/Fail

The page must contain at least one h1 element.

3 N/A Pass/Fail

The title element must contain text content.

Implementation Notes

  • Text content includes all text nodes of children of the title element.
  • Leading and trailing spacing characters are ignored. NOTE: If the text content is only spaces it will be treated as empty.
4 N/A Pass/Fail

The h1 element must contain text content.

Implementation Notes

  • Text content includes all text nodes of children of the h1 element.
  • Leading and trailing spacing characters are ignored. NOTE: If the text content is only spaces it will be treated as empty.
  • If an img element with an alt attribute is contained in a h1 element, the alt attribute value is inserted into the heading text content in the order of appearance in the document to become part of the text content of the heading element.
5 Pass/Fail Pass/Warning

The page should contain no more than two h1 elements.

6 N/A Pass/Warning

The text content of the h1 element should match all or part of the text content of the title element.

Implementation Notes

  • Spacing and punctuation in the text content of the h1 and title elements are ignored.
  • Comparisons are case insensitive.
  • If abbreviations are used in the title and/or h1 content, they will be replaced by their expansion defined in the abbr and acronym elements on the web page before comparisons between the title and h1 are made.
7 N/A Pass/Warning

The text content of an h1 element should not only come from the alt attribute of img elements.

Implementation Notes

  • CSS should be used to style the text content of h1 elements, not images.
8 N/A Pass/Check

The last h1 element content for web pages within the same domain should be unique.

9 N/A Pass/Check

The first 60 characters of title element content for web pages within the same domain should be unique.

10 Pass/Fail N/A

The h1 element content must exactly match a substring in the title element content.

11 Pass/Warning/Fail N/A

The text content contained in header elements (h1..h6) should range between 1 and 20 percent, inclusive, and not exceed 50 percent of the total text content of the page.

Dialog Box

Detected Headers

Accessibility Information

Buttons

HTML Markup Details

title element
The title element in the head element should contain both the title of the website and title of the web resource.
The title element is typically rendered in the title bar at the top of the graphical window of most graphical browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and Firefox.
h1 element
The h1 element should contain the title for the web resource and may contain the title of the website.
The page should contain at least one and no more than two h1 elements.