- Allow technical aids to return a list to the user whose organization is clear to see; and that simplifies moving from one item on the list to another.
- Foster the accurate rendering of complex drop-down lists in every browser.
- Improve the accessibility of content for people with disabilities.
optgroup element to tag thematic groupings of option elements in
label attribute of the
optgroup element to display the label for each grouping.
For each drop-down list:
- Open each (
select) list to identify those which require a grouping of
optionelements, for example grouping of car models by brands or grouping of cities by administrative area;
- Verify, by examining the source code using Firebug, that each series of
optionelements that should be grouped is tagged with the
- Check that each
optgroupelement has a
labelattribute associating a label relevant to the group of options in question.
Business application and benefits
The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.
The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.