Definition title element must identify both the website and page content.
Purpose
  • The title element content can be accessed by assistive technologies to orient the user to the website and page content.
Mappings
  • HTML4 Legacy Techniques (Recommended)
  • HTML5 and ARIA Techniques (Required)
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Site Navigation
Scope Page
Target Resources title
  • title
Techniques
  • Use a title element to identify the website and page content.
  • If the page is part of a sequence of web pages, include the sequence number and total number of steps in the title element.
Manual Checks
  • If applicable, verify that the title of the page identifies the website to which it belongs.
  • Verify that the title of the page also identifies the page content.
  • If the page is part of a sequence of web pages, verify that the title describes which step it is in the sequence.
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