search landmark: restrictions

Rule ID Landmark 14
Definition The search landmark must only contain region landmarks.
  • A search landmark identifies a form on the page used to search for content across the entire website.
  • For search landmarks containing more than one search option and where each option can be represented as its own section, use region landmarks to identify these sections.
  • Ensuring that the landmark structure of a page is not overly complex enables users of assistive technologies to more easily find and navigate to the desired content.
  • HTML4 Legacy Techniques (Recommended)
  • HTML5 and ARIA Techniques (Required)
WCAG Success Criteria

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

Rule Category Landmarks
Scope Element
Target Resources search landmark
  • Website search options should be top-level search landmarks (e.g. not contained in other landmarks).
  • Include a role="search" attribute on an element that contains all of the search form controls.
Informational Links