Provide a title using the title element [H25]

Test info
Possible Results

Test info

Test for Success Criterion 2.4.2


Checked Elements: HTML
This test checks the head element of the web page and find the title element.

Short Description

It is important to provide a descriptive title for your web page. Titles should identify the content of the web page without requiring users to read or interpret the page. They are used in a variety of places like search results, bookmarks, title bar and tabs of user agent, or the browser history to identify the page.

How to Repair

Provide a descriptive title using the title element in the head of the page.

The title should always enable the user to distinguish different pages and identify their content.

  • Keep your titles simple, short and precise and
  • put the most specific information at the front (as the title might be cut off).
  • Don't use same titles for more than one page and and avoid unclear titles.

WCAG 2.0

Principle 2: Operable
User interface components and navigation must be operable. WCAG 2.0: Principle 2
Guideline 2.4: Navigable
Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are. Understanding Guideline 2.4
Success Criterion 2.4.2: Page Titled (Level A)
Web pages have titles that describe topic or purpose. Understanding: Success Criterion 2.4.2

Possible Results

Failed The link text of the area is ambiguous

he alternative text of the area in the image map is a duplicate of another alternative text in the same image map.

Failed The title of the page is empty

The title element is empty.

Failed The title of the page is missing

There is no title element in the head element.