contentinfo landmark: must be top-level

Rule ID Landmark 12
Definition The contentinfo landmark must be a top-level landmark.
  • Top-level landmarks are the easiest to find and navigate to using assistive technologies.
Required Yes for HTML5 and ARIA Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG Success Criteria

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

Rule Category Landmarks
Scope Element
Target Resources contentinfo landmark
  • footer
  • When creating the landmark structure on the page, ensure that the contentinfo landmark is a top-level landmark (i.e., it is not contained within any other landmarks).
  • A footer element with the context of the body element or an element with [role="contentinfo"] attribute defines a contentinfo landmark.
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