form landmark: restrictions

Definition The form landmark must only contain region landmarks.
Purpose
  • 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.
Required No for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

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

Rule Category Landmarks
Scope Element
Target Resources form landmark
Techniques
  • 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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