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Form (Validation Summary)

Since the validation summary is a thematic grouping of content, but not standalone without the context of the rest of the document, a section element is appropriate to wrap the summary. We add role="alert" to ensure screen readers announce the summary.

The list of errors are marked up with ul and li elements, and they link to the associated form field. Finally we use aria-describedby to indicate to assistive devices that the error adds descriptive information to the form field.

<h2>2 Errors - Order Your Pizza</h2>
<section role="alert">
<h3>Please correct the following 2 errors</h3>
<li><a href="#firstname" id="firstname_error">First name is required.</a></li>
<li><a href="#lastname" id="lastname_error">Last name is required.</a></li>
<label for="firstname">First Name (required)</label>
<input type="text" id="firstname" name="firstname" aria-describedby="firstname_error" />
<label for="lastname">Last Name (required)</label>
<input type="text" id="lastname" name="lastname" aria-describedby="lastname_error" />


The section element  |  The ul element  |  The li element  |  WAI Form Notifications

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