Element

frameset

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 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (AA)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline Group3.2 Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation (AA)

Requirement

Repeated blocks of content appear in the same frame within the frameset.

Error

Repeated blocks of content may not appear in the same frame within the frameset.

Short Description

Framesets can be used to group blocks of repeated material.

How To Determine

Question Do repeated blocks of content appear in the same frame within the frameset?
PASS Repeated blocks of content appear in the same frame within the frameset.
FAIL Repeated blocks of content do not appear in the same frame within the frameset.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. View the document and note the content that appears in each frame.
2. Navigage the site so content in the frameset changes.
3. Determine if the same type of content appears in the same frame.

Expected Result

1. Repeated blocks of content appear in the same frame within the frameset.

Failed Result

1. Change the document so the same type of content appears in the same frame.

Examples

Pass Examples

Similar types of content appear in the same frame.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/xhtml; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>ATRC Testfile - Check #263.2 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>


</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

Different types of content appear in the same frame.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/xhtml; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>ATRC Testfile - Check #263.1 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>


</body>
</html>

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