banner landmark: must be top-level

Definition The banner landmark must be a top-level landmark.
Purpose
  • Top-level landmarks are the easiest to find and navigate to using assistive technologies.
  • Banner content is usually the content at beginning of a page that repeats on most pages within a website.
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 [role="banner"] and top-level header element
  • header
Techniques
  • When creating the landmark structure on the page, ensure that the banner landmark or header element is a top-level landmark (i.e., it is not contained within any other landmarks).
  • A header element with the context of the body element or an element with [role="contentinfo"] attribute defines a banner landmark.
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