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Re: Marking Up Accessible Comic Strips

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:45:56 +0200
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.txpuyubjidj3kv@hp-a0a83fcd39d2.palace.opera.no>

On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 08:10:33 +0200, Lachlan Hunt  
<lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:

>> 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.

If so, areas without href shouldn't be removed from the list of areas in  
the "show the text" algorithm:

    http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#image-maps

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 27 August 2007 11:46:24 UTC

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