Web Standard: On this Page/Table of Contents
"On this Page" is a table of contents, or a list of links, most often found at the top of the page, that links to information found further down the page.
- Use a table of contents on pages that contain more than one main section, and that are more than two screenfuls long.
- As an introduction, before the contents list, write a short blurb for the page (one sentence may be sufficient) unless the information presented on the page is completely intuitive.
- After the introduction, create a bulleted table of contents with links to each heading. If the page presents questions and answers, the links will be to the questions.
- Capitalize only the first word of the anchored links.
- If closely related information on this topic is available on other pages, a second “On Other Pages” bulleted table of contents may also be displayed (see Example 2 below).
- A horizontal rule is added after the table of contents.
About this Standard
Original effective date: 09/12/2012
Date last reviewed and approved: 04/11/2018
Next Web Council review by: 04/11/2021 (or earlier if deemed necessary by the Web Council).