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Understanding your DQM Checkpoint Library

What are DQM Checkpoints

Every customer has access to the full DQM checkpoint library. Checkpoints are the issues DQM scans for and reports on. Customers can work with our Services team to add, remove, or customize checkpoints based on need.

The DQM Checkpoint Library

This list contains the latest copy of the DQM Checkpoint Library which include best practice checkpoints as well as additional checkpoints available through our library

Checkpoint Topics

Explaining SEO

Search Engine Optimization is a way of looking at improvements that can be done on a website so that it would rank better on a search engine.

Explaining Accessibility

Website Accessibility relates to actions that can be made to a website in order to improve the user experience of someone with a disability who is accessing your website

Checkpoint Library

All data tables should correctly define header rows and column headers

All images should specify an "alt" attribute

All pages should contain a link to cookies policy

All pages should contain an H1 heading

All pages should contain a privacy link

All pages should contain headings

Always capitalize the company name correctly

Broken external links

Broken images

Broken internal links

Combine adjacent links together if they have the same destination

Copyright date should be the current year

Do not artificially create bullet lists

Do not create arrows using >>

Do not create blinking text

Do not disable autocomplete

Do not disable or suppress the ability to zoom

Do not have links without content

Do not have multiple headings with identical text

Do not overuse uppercase formatting

Do not provide text alternatives for decorative images

Do not use "onmousedown" without "onkeydown"

Do not use "onmouseout" without "onblur"

Do not use "onmouseover" without "onfocus"

Do not use "onmouseup" without "onkeyup"

Do not use absolute fixed text

Do not use a down event on a web page

Do not use bold <b> tags to emphasize text

Do not use deprecated tags or attributes

Do not use Flash

Do not use fonts other than [XXX]

Do not use inline styles

Do not use italic <i> tags to emphasize text

Do not use justified text

Do not use meaningless phrases such as "click here" or "more" as entire link text

Do not use meta refresh with a time limit

Do not use pre-ticked boxes in forms

Do not use underlining to highlight text

Do not use unencoded special characters within file or directory names (URLs)

Do not use white space characters to control spacing within a word

EMBED tags must have an associated NOEMBED tag

Graphical form buttons should have "alt" text

Restrict visibility of a checkpoint

Restricted Checkpoints are checkpoints that are only visible to administrators or users are given access to see restricted checkpoints. More details can be found in the article Understanding Restricted Checkpoints

Request changes to a checkpoint

Administrators can request checkpoint changes, while standard users will need an administrator's approval.

To change the behavior, create a new support case and provide the details below:

  • Will the change be applied to a specific dashboard, set of dashboards, or the entire context
    • If applied to a specific dashboard(s), provide the dashboard names
  • The checkpoint(s) to be changed
    • Provide the checkpoint number and name
  • The changes that need to be made
    • Include the unique/specific code that needs to be considered
    • URLs that need to be checked
    • Any additional consideration or context
  • Examples of the pages or code to be flagged as an issue for testing and validation
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