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Re: which guideline to empty headers go against?


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Nov 22, 2016 1:53AM

On 22/11/2016 09:40, Bim Egan wrote:
> I'd say this is a definite fail of SC 2.4.6: Headings and labels describe
> topic or purpose, [1]. No text content means no description.

If the page is understandable without that empty heading (which I'd
assume is the case, if these headings are accidentally created), then
I'd say it's a pass here.

> Empty headings probably also fail SC1.3.1 Info and Relationships [2] check
> out Failure Technique F43: Failure of Success Criterion 1.3.1 due to using
> structural markup in a way that does not represent relationships in the
> content [3]

Yes, I'd agree it certainly fails 1.3.1 (this is where I normally flag
empty headings in audits).

Patrick H. Lauke

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