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 not placeholder text.

Error

title contains placeholder text.

Short Description

title element content can not be any one of (case insensitive) "the title", "title", "this is the title".

How To Determine

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

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. View the text that is contained by the title element.\r\n2. Compare the title text to common placeholder values.

Expected Result

1. title is not placeholder text.

Failed Result

1. Change the title text to avoid placeholder text or confirm that the text is appropriate.

Examples

Pass Examples

title element does not contain placeholder text.
<?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>OAC Testfile - Check #53 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

title element has placehoder text 'title'.
<?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>title</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

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