HTML and XHTML
This technique relates to Success Criterion 2.4.2: Page Titled (Sufficient as a way to meet G88: Providing descriptive titles for Web pages).
All HTML and XHTML documents, including those in individual frames in
a frameset, have a
title element in the
head section that
defines in a simple phrase the purpose of the document. This helps users to orient
themselves within the site quickly without having to search for orientation information
in the body of the page.
Note that the (mandatory)
title element, which only appears once in a
document, is different from the
title attribute, which may be applied to
almost every HTML and XHTML element.
This example defines a document's title.
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <title>The World Wide Web Consortium</title> </head> <body> ... </body> </html>
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- Examine the source code of the HTML or XHTML document and check that a non-empty
titleelement appears in the
- Check that the
titleelement describes the document.
- Checks 1 and 2 are true.