Element

body

Error Type

Potential

Guidelines

  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline Group2.4 Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 2.4.8 Location (AAA)

Requirement

The document contains a breadcrumb trail if it is part of a collection.

Error

Document may require a breadcrumb trail.

Short Description

Helps the user to visualize how content has been structured and how to navigate back to previous Web units, and may identify the current location within a series of Web units.

How To Determine

Question Does this document require a breadcrumb trail?
PASS Document has a breadcrumb trail or does not require it.
FAIL Document does not have a breadcrumb trail and requires it.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. Check if the document will be part of a collection.
2. Check if the document contains a breadcrumb trail.
3. Note: All elements in the breadcrumb trail must be implemented as links except for the current location.

Expected Result

1. The document contains a breadcrumb trail if it is part of a collection.

Failed Result

1. Add a breadcrumb trail to the document.

Examples

Pass Examples

Document contains a breadcrumb trail.
<?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 #266.2 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>

<p><a href="home.html">home</a> | <a href="dogs.html">dogs</a> | <a href="big dogs.html">big dogs</a> | German Shepherd</p>

<h1>All About German Shepherds</h1>
<p>The German Shepherd is a big dog.</p>

</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

Document does not contain a breadcrumb trail.
<?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 #266.1 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>

<h1>All About German Shepherds</h1>
<p>The German Shepherd is a big dog.</p>

</body>
</html>

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