Applet with no fallback content Accessibility Checkpoint


applet elements must contain fallback content.


Add fallback content inside the applet element, which is displayed on browsers that don’t support Java.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 5.38 Jul 2020 Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-1.1.1 to AccHtmlAppletNoFallback.
  • 5.9 Jun 2015 Updated to reflect current screen reader support.
  • 5.4 Feb 2014 Fixed false negative.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 Fixed false negative.
  • 4.0 Jun 2010 Changed to reflect browser behavior for applet element. IE will display the body text of the applet element and not the alt attribute. Firefox and Opera will display the alt attribute but not the body text.
  • 3.5 Dec 2009 Look for title attribute and text inside applet element as well as alt.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Now triggers WCAG2 issue.
  • 2.0 Dec 2007 Now triggers Section 508 issue.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccHtmlAppletNoFallback