contentinfo landmark: identifies admin content

Rule ID Landmark 6
Definition Website administrative content (e.g., copyright, contact, privacy info, etc., typically at the bottom of a web page) must be identified by using the contentinfo landmark.
  • The contentinfo landmark provides a way to identify administrative content, typically found at the bottom of each page in a website and referred to as footer information in publishing contexts.
  • The contentinfo landmark typically includes information and/or links to copyright, contact info, privacy policies and other general information found on all pages in the website.
Required Yes for HTML5 and ARIA Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG Success Criteria

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Landmarks
Scope Website
Target Resources [role="contentinfo"] and top-level footer element
  • footer
  • The footer element defines a contentinfo landmark, except when it is a descendant of any of the following elements: article, aside, main, nav or section.
  • If the footer element technique is not being used, a role="contentinfo" attribute on the container element for the administrative content can be used to define a contentinfo landmark.
  • In websites that support mashups using iframe or frame elements, a contentinfo landmark is allowed in each frame.
  • If the page is part of a website supporting mashups, use the aria-labelledby or aria-label attribute to differentiate possible contentinfo landmarks in each frame.
Manual Checks
  • Footers are a convention used on most web sites to provide copyright, contact, privacy and other types of adminstrative content.
  • The contentinfo landmark identifies the footer content on the page.
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