Element

body

Error Type

Potential

Guidelines

  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)
    Guideline Group3.2 Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 3.2.4 Consistent Identification (AA)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline Group3.2 Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 3.2.4 Consistent Identification (AA)

Requirement

Use the blockquote element to mark up block quotations.

Error

Long quotations may not be marked using the blockquote element.

Short Description

If body element content is greater than 10 characters (English) then this error will be generated.

Rationale

The proper marking of text content makes it easier to understand.

How To Determine

Question Have all long quotations been marked with the blockquote element?
PASS All long quotations have been marked with the blockquote element.
FAIL All long quotations are not marked with the blockquote element.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. View the text within the document and identify and block quotes.
2. Check if the text blocks are marked using the blockquote element.

Expected Result

1. Blockquotes within the document are expected to be marked using the blockquote element.

Failed Result

1. Mark any blockquotes using the blockquote element.

Examples

Pass Examples

Body does not contain text.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #131 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

Body contains text.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #131 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>It was a dark and stormy night.</p>
</body>
</html>

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