The HTML <a> element, with a valid href attribute, is formally defined as representing a hyperlink.

Rule ID: anchor-is-valid
Ruleset: axe-linter 1.0
User Impact: Serious
WCAG: 2.4.4, 4.1.2

Compliance Data & Impact

User Impact

Serious
Minor
Critical

Disabilities Affected

  • Blind
  • Low Vision
  • Deafblind
  • Mobility

Requirement(s)

  • WCAG 2.0 (A): MUST

WCAG Success Criteria

  • 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)
  • 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value

Section 508 Guidelines

  • Not specified, or not applicable

How to Fix the Problem

Why it Matters

Rule Description

The Algorithm (in simple terms)

Resources

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