document-title

Documents must contain a title element to aid in navigation

Who might be affected
SR
VC

Description

Titles identify the current location without requiring users to read or interpret page content. Screen readers rely on the <title> element to get an idea of the context of the page. For the title to fulfill its full purpose, its content must be meaningful and describe in a word or two the essence of the page. The title also has an important SEO purpose and plays a role to correct indexing and display pages by search engines.

Quick Fixes

Add a <title> element with a valid and meaningful text node to the documen <head>.
1<html>
2 <head>
3 <!-- meta tags, links and other head members -->
4 <title>Short and descriptive title</title>
5 </head>
6 <!-- the rest of the document -->
7</html>

How Users Are Affected

Screen reader users will find it hard to get the context of the page without reading or interpreting its content.

WCAG Success criteria

This issue might cause elements to fail one or more of the following Success criteria:
2.4.2 Page Titled (A)

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