Link's attribute aria-labelledby references to not existing element

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

100% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • all users

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WCAG Levels:

  • A

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  • description

How to Fix the Problem

Fix the wrong ID reference in the link element’s aria-labelledby attribute

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Scans all links using an aria-labelledby attribute and checks the existance of all referenced id’s.

Why Is it Important?

Screen reader users may fail to understand the purpose of the link.

Code Example

<a aria-labelledby="report pdf" href="#" id="id_example_newpdf">NewPDF</a>

This element perfoms as a container, and has no functionality. This container may contain another elements that has functionality or logical role.

Ignore this issue if this element has an alternative that performs the same and overrides the content of this element.

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