main landmark: must be top-level

Rule ID Landmark 11
Definition The main landmark must be a top-level landmark.
  • Top-level landmarks are the easiest landmarks to find and navigate to using assistive technologies.
  • HTML4 Legacy Techniques (Recommended)
  • HTML5 and ARIA Techniques (Required)
WCAG Success Criteria

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

Rule Category Landmarks
Scope Element
Target Resources main landmark
  • main
  • When creating the landmark structure on the page, ensure that the main landmark is a top-level landmark (i.e., it is not contained within any other landmarks).
  • The main element or an element with [role="main"] attribute defines a main landmark.
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