Consistent ordering of landmarks

Definition Consistent ordering of main, navigation, search, banner, contentinfo, complementary and any other shared landmarks used across all pages in a website.
Purpose
  • One of the fundamental features of the web is the provision of easy access to useful information. Providing consistent ordering of landmarks across all pages of a website will make it easier for people to find the information they are seeking and to navigate between and within pages.
Required No for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (Level AA, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Site Navigation
Scope Website
Target Resources main, navigation, search, banner and contentinfo landmarks
Techniques
  • Include the basic main, navigation, banner and contentinfo landmarks in your page templates for the website.
  • If the page includes a website search form, use the search landmark.
  • Use consistent ordering of the main, navigation, search, banner, contentinfo, complementary and any other landmarks that are a part of each page within a website.
Manual Checks
  • Verify that the ordering of the main, navigation, search, banner, contentinfo, complementary and any other landmarks that are part of each page is consistent with the ordering of these landmarks on other pages.
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