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Axe Core 4.9

Contentinfo landmark should not be contained in another landmark

The contentinfo landmark must be at top level.

Placement of the contentinfo landmark within another landmark can contradict its purpose by preventing blind screen reader users from rapidly locating and navigating to the intended landmark.

It defeats the purpose of an existing contentinfo landmark when screen reader users must wade through too much extra information to discover what they seek, such as not being able to quickly determine which landmark provides the content information they seek.

What this Accessibility Rule Checks

This rule locates the components corresponding to the footer:not([role]) and [role="contentinfo"] selectors, and then tests whether the landmark has a body context.

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