title must identify website and page

Definition title element must identify both the website and page content.
Purpose
  • The title element content can be accessed by assistive technologies to orient the user to the website and page content.
Required Yes for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

2.4.2 Page Titled (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Site Navigation
Scope Page
Target Resources title
  • title
Techniques
  • Use a title element to identify the website and page content.
  • If the page is part of a sequence of web pages, include the sequence number and total number of steps in the title element.
Manual Checks
  • If applicable, verify that the title of the page identifies the website to which it belongs.
  • Verify that the title of the page also identifies the page content.
  • If the page is part of a sequence of web pages, verify that the title describes which step it is in the sequence.
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