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Re: Dropping <input usemap="">

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 05:47:27 +1000
Message-ID: <46C3584F.3030209@lachy.id.au>
To: "Michael A. Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>
CC: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> The way Firefox handles <input usemap> is great. At the moment, I 
> can't think of one thing about its implementation that is wrong or 
> unexpected.

Except that, as implemented, it provides none of the purported 
accessibility benefits, since clicking on an area of the client side map 
doesn't submit the form, it follows the hyperlink.  Submitting the form 
with a specific set of co-ordinates would be the only logical reason for 
wanting a client side image map on an input control designed for form 
submission.  If you want hyperlink image map, use img.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Wednesday, 15 August 2007 19:47:37 UTC

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