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July 25, 2021 07:38

body element role semantics. (Deprecated)


Severity Action
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Rule ID Role 2
Definition The body element must only document (default) or application role semantics. NOTE: Deprecated in favor of HTML 3 a more general rule on role restrictions based on ARIA in HTML specification.
  • The body element has role restrictions as part of its definition in the W3C HTML5 Specification.
  • The body element should only be used to indicate whether the page is primarily has document or application semantics.
  • The default (e.g. no role attribute) is document role semantics.
WCAG Success Criteria

1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Styling/Content
Scope Element
Target Resources body element
  • If the web page is primarily composed of forms and widgets that benefit from using the role="application" on the body element.
  • If the web page is primarily composed of non interactive text and images do not use the role attribute on the body element.
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.