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Unique Title Rules

HTML Markup Details

title element
The title element in the head element should contain both the title of the website and title of the web resource.
The title element is typically rendered in the title bar at the top of the graphical window of most graphical browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and Firefox.
h1 element
The h1 element should contain the title for the web resource and may contain the title of the website.
The page should contain at least one and no more than two h1 elements.

Accessibility Evaluation Rules

no. Testing Description Implementation
FAE Firefox
Accessibility
Extension
1 Fail/Pass

The page must contain exactly one title element.

1.0 1.5
2 Fail/Pass

The page must contain at least one h1 element.

1.0 1.5
3 Fail/Pass

The title element must contain text content

Implementation Notes

  • Text content includes all text nodes of children of the title element.
  • Leading and trailing spacing characters are ignored. NOTE: If the text content is only spaces it will be treated as empty.
1.0 1.5
4 Fail/Pass

The h1 element must contain text content.

Implementation Notes

  • Text content includes all text nodes of children of the h1 element.
  • Leading and trailing spacing characters are ignored. NOTE: If the text content is only spaces it will be treated as empty.
  • If an img element with an alt attribute is contained in a h1 element, the alt attribute value is inserted into the heading text content in the order of appearance in the document to become part of the text content of the heading element.
1.0 1.5
5 Warning/Pass

The page should contain no more than two h1 elements.

1.0 1.5
6 Warning/Pass

The text content of the h1 element should match all or part of the text content of the title element.

Implementation Notes

  • Spacing and punctuation in the text content of the h1 and title elements are ignored.
  • Comparisons are case insensitive.
  • If abbreviations are used in the title and/or h1 content, they will be replaced by their expansion defined in the abbr and acronym elements on the page before comparisons between the title and h1 are made.
1.0 1.5
7 Warning/Pass

The text content of an h1 element should not only come from the alt attribute of img elements.

Implementation Notes

  • CSS should be used to style the text content of h1 elements, not images.
1.0 1.5
8 Check/Pass

The last h1 element content for pages within the same domain should be unique.

NI NI
9 Check/Pass

The first 60 characters of title element content for pages within the same domain should be unique.

NI NI

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.

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