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[Bug 13566] use of input type image to send coordinates should be phased out

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Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 20:13:17 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13566

Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net> 2011-08-03 20:13:17 UTC ---
I agree that server-side image maps are a bad idea. 

However, input type=image is still the most reliable way of replacing submit
buttons with an image (which is often needed, because different browsers have
different and quirky box models for buttons).

AFAIK is such element is only used to submit the form and server ignores the
coordinates, then it doesn't cause any problems (keyboard navigation, text
browsers just send [0,0]).

I'd prefer type=image to stay conforming until majority of UAs support CSS
`content:` property on buttons and inputs.

I wouldn't mind if the spec disallowed use of sent coordinates or required
servers to accept (0,0) as a valid input.

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