Missing <noembed> element inside an <embed> element

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

80% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness
  • lowbandwith
  • ad blockers

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

<embed> element must contain <noembed> element. This will provide text alternative in case the user is unable to load the <embed> tag

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans the page for <embed> elements with missing child or sibling <noembed> element

Why Is it Important?

Users who use assistive tools, such as screen readers rely on the noembed text alternative

Code Example

<embed src="/example_"../movie.mov"
height="60">
<noembed>
<a href="../header.htm">MGM New moviews"</a>
</noembed>
</embed>

Additional Information

Relevant Technologies: Documents that load plugins with the embed element.

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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