role=menuitem must be owned by role=menu or menubar Web Standard


An element with role=menuitem must be contained in, or owned by, an element with role=menu or role=menubar


Roles that are part of composite structures like tables or tabs must be owned by the correct parent role. For example, role=cell elements must be owned by a role=row element.

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 6.47 Dec 2022 Updated for ARIA 1.2.
  • 5.39 Nov 2020 Aligned with ACT Rules.
  • 5.37 May 2020 Improved detection.
  • 5.2 May 2013 Added.

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

Rule ID: W3cHtml5AriaRequiredParentRoles-menuitem