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Re: Marking Up Accessible Comic Strips

From: Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 11:56:41 +0200
Message-ID: <e2c275120708260256p65bcd5bage5610e5c3a53566e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

On 8/26/07, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
> Another approach described by Joe Clark is to use an image map, with the
> alt text for each region provided by an <area> element [4].  However, I
> couldn't find any real world sites that use this technique.
>
> However, there's currently an issue with the spec which would affect the
> use of the image map technique.  The spec currently states [5]:
>
> > However, if the area element has no href attribute, then the area
> > represented by the element cannot be selected, and the alt attribute
> > must be omitted.
>
> According to that requirement, using the image map would be
> non-conforming because the areas would not need to be hyperlinks and so
> they would need to use alt attributes without href attributes.
> Therefore, I think that's a mistake in the spec and that requirement
> should be removed.
>
> [4] http://joeclark.org/book/sashay/serialization/Chapter06.html#h2-4240
> [5] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#area

This leads to an other idea : how could we have @titles (not @alt) for
<areas> on a image (for example, names of countries on a world map).
We could use an href free <map> to do this.

So +1 !

-- 
Olivier G.
http://www.lespacedunmatin.info/blog/
Received on Sunday, 26 August 2007 09:56:54 GMT

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