||Each page must have at least one
main landmark, used to identify the main content.
main landmark provides a navigation point to the primary content of the page for users of assistive technologies.
- Most pages only need one
main landmark, but in the case of portals or mashups, there may be more than one
main landmark on a "page".
HTML5 and ARIA Techniques
|WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)
main element or an element with a
role="main" attribute defines a
- When there is only one
main landmark on the page (the typical case), do not use a label.
- When there is more than one
main landmark, use the
aria-label attribute to describe the content of each.
- If you need to support Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, you must NOT use the
main element since the element is supported in the accessibility API, just use
role="main" to identify the main landmark.