Incorrect value in scope attribute

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Minor

40% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
2

DRRSAG Designations:

  • relationship

How to Fix the Problem

Use the scope attribute to associate header cells with data cells in complex tables. The allowed values are: row, col, rowgroup, or colgroup.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

The engine checks scope attributes for a value different than: row, col, rowgroup, or colgroup.

Why Is it Important?

The scope attribute is used to associate header cells with data cells in complex tables. The scope identifies whether the cell is a header for a row, column, or group of rows or columns.
Incorrect use of this attribute will affect the user’s ability to understand the table’s content.

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