Definition The target of a link must result in focus the content the window if the target results in more than one window opening.
Purpose
  • User's can become disoriented if the focus causes unpredicatable actions, including new URLs and popup windows for advertisements or promotions.
Mappings
  • HTML4 Legacy Techniques (Recommended)
  • HTML5 and ARIA Techniques (Required)
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

3.2.1 On Focus (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Links
Scope Element
Target Resources a, area and role="link" elements
  • a
  • area
  • select
Techniques
  • Do not link to URLs that open multiple windows and do not manage the focus to be in the content windoow the user was expecting by following the link.
Manual Checks
  • After selecting a link and if it opens multiple windows, make sure the keyboard focus is in the content window.
Informational Links