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[Bug 14601] New: Investigate if support for <a> inside image maps should be brought back to HTML

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Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 20:57:19 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-14601-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14601

           Summary: Investigate if support for <a> inside image maps
                    should be brought back to HTML
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: Olli.Pettay@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: bzbarsky@mit.edu, mike@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, Ms2ger@gmail.com


http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-map-element
has an example where <map> contains both <a> and <area> elements.
That would become significantly simpler if image maps could handle anchor
elements similarly (perhaps not exactly the same way) as in HTML4.

I was actually writing a gecko patch to remove support for <a> in image maps,
but
had all the time the feeling that I'm removing something useful
and decided to not to remove the support after all - at least not right now.

The difference to HTML4 could be that area/a element handling could be
simplified.
All the area and a elements underneath map could be taken account.
Or something like that. Whatever is most backward compatible

(I don't feel really strong about this issue, but seems like the
issue wasn't ever discussed properly.)

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