Element

title

Error Type

Likely

Guidelines

  • BITV 1.0 (Level 2)
    Guideline GroupLevel 1
    Guideline Subgroup13.2 Provide metadata to add semantic information to pages and sites.
  • New Guideline
  • 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

title is short.

Error

title text may be too long.

Short Description

title element content must be less than 150 characters (English).

How To Determine

Question Is this long title appropriate for the content?
PASS title length is appropriate for the content.
FAIL title length is not appropriate for the content.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. View the text that is contained by the title element.
2. The title element is expected to contain less than 150 characters (English) or the user must confirm that it is the shortest possible title.

Expected Result

1. title is short.

Failed Result

1. Reduce the number of characters contained by the title element.

Examples

Pass Examples

title element has valid length (less than 150 characters).
<!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 #52 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

title element is too long (greater than 150 characters).
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>This is a really really long title and maybe it should be shortened. In fact I think it really should be shortened. Yes, let's all shorted the title so it's more manageable for everyone.</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

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