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DQM Checkpoints and Standards

Checkpoints - Paragraphs should be no longer than [100] words in length

 

Paragraphs should be kept short to make the page easy to scan. Shorter paragraphs improve readability, and promote effective online communication. When creating content for your site consideration should be taken regarding the length of paragraphs to ensure your content is readable and easy to scan. Fixing this error will improve the usability of your website.

Shorter paragraphs improve readability and promote effective online communication. Clear and concise content allows your visitors to quickly summarize the message that the webpage is promoting. 100 words typically translates to a paragraph of about 8 lines in length. We chose to specify this in terms of the number of words rather than lines because we found that clients found this easier to work with.

 

Affects Usability
Technical Details This checkpoint looks for the existence of anything within the <p></p> tags and it will flag an error if there is more than 100 words within the <p> tags.
References https://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20081211/meaning-supplements.html
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