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Re: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#image-maps

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 21:13:42 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0709050413s77b556b6k7ca0f8f0ba3ebffe@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

(sorry, put the wrong subject on this mail, but it will do)

3.14.14. Image maps

I'm a little concerned by this:

Mouse clicks on an image associated with a set of layered shapes per
the above algorithm must be dispatched to the top-most shape covering
the point that the pointing device indicated (if any), and then, must
be dispatched again (with a new Event object) to the image element
itself. User agents may also allow individual area elements
representing hyperlinks to be selected and activated (e.g. using a
keyboard); events from this are not also propagated to the image.

Does this mean if I click on an area within an image map, it counts as
a click on that area AND a click on the map itself (if the map
includes a default area, this would be triggered?) And this behaviour
is different to keyboard access?

This seems counter intuitive and I'm inclined to believe I am not
understanding the spec correctly (again hinting that the text could be
clarified to reduce confusion).

On 9/5/07, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com> wrote:
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-map
> Is it possible to nest (as a child or descendant) an img within it's
> associated map?
> <map id="foo">
> ...
> <img usemap="foo" ... />
> ...
> </map>
> Previous note on backwards compatibility regarding <area> as a child
> of <map>: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Sep/0068.html
Received on Wednesday, 5 September 2007 11:13:48 UTC

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