Future Media Standards & Guidelines

Page titles

Documents must have a page <title> that identifies its main content.


Document titles help users orientate themselves within web sites and apps. The document <title> element content is often the first thing a speech output user will hear and acts as a confirmation of what page they have arrived at. Document titles commonly have the same content as the main <h1> element.



<title>BBC Weather</title>




Procedure Expected Result Type
Examine the title text of each document, either in a browser’s tab control or by viewing the document source and searching for the <title> element The document title should describe the primary content of the document Manual

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