form landmark: restrictions

Rule ID Landmark 15
Definition The form landmark must only contain region landmarks.
  • Form landmarks provide a way to identify groups of form controls and widgets on the page.
  • For form landmarks containing more than one group of controls, where each is considered its own section, use region landmarks to identify these sections.
  • Ensuring that the landmark structure of a page is not overly complex enables users of assistive technologies to more easily find and navigate to the desired content.
  • 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 form landmark
  • A form element or an element with a role="form" attribute, which also has an author-defined accessible name, will be considered an form landmark.
  • A form landmark should be a container element of all the form controls in the form.
  • Use a element [role=region] attribute or a section on an element that identifies subgroups or sections of controls.
  • Use ARIA labeling techniques to give each region an accessible name describing the contents of the region.
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