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DQM Checkpoints and Standards

Checkpoints - Do not use italic <i> tags to emphasize text

The <i> element only affects the visual presentation of the text, and does not convey semantic meaning.  It can be used as a span of text in an alternate voice or mood or otherwise offset from the normal prose in a manner indicating a different quality of text, such as a taxonomic designation, a technical term, an idiomatic phrase from another language, transliteration, a thought, or a ship name in Western texts. Semantic markup such as <em> and <strong> can be used to mark emphasized or important text so that it can be programmatically determined. Some assistive technologies provide a mechanism for determining the characteristics of content that has been created using proper semantic markup.
 
Affects: Accessibility (WCAG 2 Level A, 1.3.1)
Technical Details: The checkpoint examines the entire HTML source code of a page and reports if any <i> elements are found.
References:

Understanding Success Criterion 1.3.1: Info and Relationships

H49: Using semantic markup to mark emphasized or special text

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