Frame Rules

HTML Markup Details

title attribute
The title attribute of a frame should provide a short description of the purpose of a frame in a frameset.

Accessibility Evaluation Rules

no. Testing Description Implementation
FAE Firefox
1 Fail/Pass

Every frame element must have a title attribute must have content that describes the purpose of the frame.

Implementation Notes

  • Hidden frames can be titled as "hidden 1", "hidden 2", "hidden 3," etc.
1.0 1.5
2 Fail/Pass

The title attribute content for each frame must be unique within a frameset.

1.0 1.5
3 Warning/Pass

Hidden or empty frames should not be used.

Implementation Notes

  • Frames are considered hidden if the frameset markup does not provide any area for the frame to be rendered on the graphical display.
  • Frames are considered empty if there is no src attribute content or if the src attribute references a page that has no content in the body of the document.

FAE Rule Implemetation

Illinois Functional Accessibility Evaluator 1.0
The Illinois Functional Accessibility Evaluator is a web based tool to help developers evaluate web resources for the use of the iCITA HTML best practices.
Web interface cannot currently analyze content generated dynamically with javascript.
Illinois Firefox Accessibility Extension
The Illinois Firefox Accessibility Extension is a Firefox add-in that is designed to identify accessibility features for both static and dynamically generated html content.
Useful for identifying the location of specific accessibility problems for failures and warnings indentified in FAE reports.
Create FAE reports for a page that uses javascript to generate page content with the FAE DHTML Report feature.