Web Standard: On this Page/ Table of Contents

Definition

On This Page is a table of contents, or a list of links, at the top of the page that shows the information that can be found further down the page.

Content Requirement

  • Use a table of contents on pages with more than one main section that are more than two screenfuls long:
    • 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.
  • A horizontal rule is added after the table of contents.

Example

See: Style Guide: On this Page

About this Standard

Effective date: 09/12/2012
Date approved: 09/12/2012
Web Council review by: 09/02/2014 (or earlier if deemed necessary)