Area element links to not existing element

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Major

60% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • all users

WCAG Version:

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:

Check1st Severity:

DRRSAG Designations:

  • action

How to Fix the Problem

Fix the area element’s href attribute, so that it will contain the name or id of an existing element

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

The engine scans area elements for href containing a reference to not existing anchors

Why Is it Important?

All users will fail to use the link

Code Example

<area id="areaElement" alt="area1" shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126" href="#nothing">

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