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    Description

    This rule verifies if there is defined font-style type italic for a text with length more than 80 characters.

    Context

    WCAG Understanding Guideline 3.1 includes an advisory technique for avoiding chunks of italic text. Similarly WebAIM advises as follows: Do not use italics or bold on long sections of text, but at the same time use various stylistic elements (italics, bold, color, brief animation, or differently-styled content) to highlight important content.

    This rule checks 2 cases:

    • Determine reasonable text length – must be less than 80 characters.
    • Determine if element has defined font-style type italic.

    How to fix it

    The rule passes when specified element contains text with a length of more than 80 characters and has no defined style font-style type italic.

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