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Content Checker

Built-in help as you submit your page.

An example of Cascade's content check panel.

When you submit new and revised assets, Cascade will begin running content checks for spelling errors, broken links and basic accessibility issues. In the Running Checks section, for each of these 3 checks: if the system finds no errors, Cascade will label the result "No issues found" (in green text); but if the system finds errors, Cascade will label the result "Found x issues" (in red text).

Once all checks complete, if the system found any errors then a Results section will display below the Running Checks section. Each of the content checks having at least one error will show as a collapsible list. (Content checks having no errors do not appear.) Click to expand each Results section and view/correct the errors.

Spell Check 

The Spell Check checks and reports all words (in asset content and metadata) that are not found in the system dictionary. 

You have the following options for handling each misspelled word:

  • Ignore: Disregard the word.
  • Fix: Enter your own correction or choose from a list of suggested replacements.
Link Check

The Link Check ensures that all links between assets in the system and links to external resources are valid. The Broken Link column lists the URL of the broken link, and the Link Text column lists the text wrapped for hyperlinks or the tag name for other types of links. You can click the question mark icon to the left of each link for more information on why the link is considered invalid. 

You have two options for handling each broken link:

  • Ignore: Disregard the link.
  • Fix: Enter a corrected URL in a text box (for external links) or choose an asset within Cascade CMS via an asset chooser (for internal links).
Accessibility Check

The Accessibility content check ensures WYSIWYG content complies with the following accessibility guidelines:

  • Image (img) tags must have alternate text describing the graphic.
  • Table captions should not be empty.

For each issue found, you have the following options:

  • View Non-Compliant Content: View the specific HTML markup flagged during the check.
  • Ignore: Disregard the issue.
  • Fix: Enter a value for the missing or flagged content. For example: alternate text for an image or caption for a table.
Table captions

The table caption will preview for you in the WYSIWYG at the top of your table, however it is only presented to screen readers and will not be displayed on the page.