Rule LINK-7
Internal links need to set tabindex=-1 for compatibilty with Internet Explorer.

Description

Best Practice Type: Pass/Check

  • The target of internal links need to include a tabindex attribute with the value set to ”-1”. This is required for Internet Explorer to move keyboard focus when the internal link is activated.

Markup

a[tabindex=-1] (HTML4)

Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Standard
Requirement Priority Test
Type
IITAA 9.1 Ensure that links are understandable out of context. Required Violation
Section 508 1194.22 (o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links. Required Violation
WCAG 1.0 none none
WCAG 2.0 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks Required Violation
2.4.3 Focus Order Required Violation

Examples

Evaluation Techniues

Testsuite Tests

none