Add a table of contents to long pages Usability Guideline


On long pages, provide a list of contents with links that take users to the corresponding content farther down the page.


For long pages with distinct sections, add a short, clickable list of sections at the top of the page. This provides a page outline, and allows users to quickly navigate to specific information.

Applicable standards

Note: The website has been down since July 2020, although is still operating and the PDF version of the guidelines is still available.

Change history

  • 5.2 May 2013 Fixed false positive.
  • 4.4 Aug 2011 Fixed false positive.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

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

Rule ID: UseGov7.3