buttons must have content

Definition button elements must have text content.
Purpose
  • The text content of a button element is used as its label, and ensures that the purpose of the button is spoken by screen readers when the button receives focus.
Required Yes for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Forms
Scope Element
Target Resources button elements
  • button
Techniques
  • The accessible label of a button element includes its text content along with the alt attribute content of any image elements it contains.
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