Page Title: PG SLOT 999 PGSLOT.ORG
July 25, 2021 07:38

Link text must describe the link target


Severity Action
Violation Add text content to the 42 empty links that describes the target of each link.
Manual Check Verify the accessible name of each of the 30 a, area or [role=link] elements describes the target of the link.
Hidden 4 hidden links were not evaluated.


Rule ID Link 1
Definition The accessible name of a link must accurately describe the target or purpose of the link.
  • When the accessible name of a link does not describe its target or purpose, users will not have the information they need to determine the usefulness of the target resources.
  • Following links to target resources that do not provide the expected informational value is inefficient and potentially frustrating.
WCAG Success Criteria

2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Links
Scope Element
Target Resources a and area elements and elements with role="link" attribute
  • [role=link]
  • a
  • area
  • The text content of a link, which is its default accessible name, should uniquely describe the target or purpose of the link.
  • Use aria-label, aria-labelledby or the title attribute to provide a more descriptive accessible name when the text content of the link cannot be changed.
  • Use aria-describedby to provide additional information for links that share the same accessible name but have different contexts to allow users to differentiate among them.
  • If the content of a link includes an img element, the accessible name for the link will incorporate the text alternative specified for the image.
Manual Checks
  • Read the accessible name for each link aloud and make sure that it describes the target or purpose of the link.
Informational Links

Element Results

Element Identifier Result Element Position Message

Column Definitions

Element Identifier
Information about the element associated with the result.
The information typically includes the tag name, accessible name or other information related to the rule requirements.
"Page" means that the result applied to the page. For example, the rule "One main landmark on the page" is a page level rule.
Element Position
The element position is based on the DOM order of elements in the page.
The element position maybe useful in helping to locate a specific element on the page evaluated (e.g smaller numbers are typically toward the beginning of a page and larger numbers typically toward the end of a page).
Element position 1 is the first element.
The highest element position is the last element.
Element position values for most rule/page results will not be consecutive since a rule only applies to a sub set of elements found on a page.