Empty document title

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

80% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
2

DRRSAG Designations:

  • description

How to Fix the Problem

The title element in the head section should be non-empty. All HTML and XHTML documents, including those in individual frames in a frameset, should have a title element in the head section that defines in a simple phrase the purpose of the document.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans for empty <title> element inside the document <head>

Why Is it Important?

A descriptive document title allows users to quickly and easily identify whether the information contained in the Web page is relevant to their needs

Code Example

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>The World Wide Web Consortium</title>
</head>
<body>
...
</body>
</html>

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