Link Element Has No Content

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

100% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • all users

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
3

DRRSAG Designations:

  • description

How to Fix The Problem

Add text within the <a> element, or use an aria-label attribute that identifies the purpose of the link.

The Algorithm, In Simple Terms

The engine scans visible links for inner texts or aria-label attributes.

Why Is It Important?

Users who use assistive tools, such as screen readers rely on a descriptive information to detect the content and controls.

Additional Information

Relevant Technologies: HTML4, HTML5, and XHTML documents that contain links.

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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