Element

head

Error Type

Known

Guidelines

  • BITV 1.0 (Level 2)
    Guideline GroupLevel 1
    Guideline Subgroup13.2 Provide metadata to add semantic information to pages and sites.
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level AA)
    Guideline GroupPriority 2
    Guideline Subgroup13.2 Provide metadata to add semantic information to pages and sites.
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline GroupPriority 2
    Guideline Subgroup13.2 Provide metadata to add semantic information to pages and sites.
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level A)
    Guideline Group2.4 Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 2.4.2 Page Titled (A)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)
    Guideline Group2.4 Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 2.4.2 Page Titled (A)
  • 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 2.4.2 Page Titled (A)
  • WCAG SRWSD

Requirement

Document contains a title element.

Error

Document missing title element.

Short Description

title element must be present in head section of document.

How To Repair

Add a title element to the head section of your document.

Repair Example

<title>A Story About Dogs</title>

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. Check the contents of the head element for the presence of a title element.

Expected Result

1. Document contains a title element.

Failed Result

1. Create a valid title element within the head section of the content.

Examples

Pass Examples

title element is present.
<?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 #50.2 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

title element is missing.
<?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" />
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

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