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Re: TOM tool

From: Peter Verhoeven <pav@oce.nl>
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 15:07:08 +0100
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19981105150708.00793680@pophost>
To: nir@nirdagan.com (Nir Dagan)
Cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
Hi Nir,

At 20:37 5-11-98 GMT, Nir Dagan wrote:
>Two points:
>Point 1:
>"ALT tags are added to the client side map, but
>I don't see them at all. This is because my Netscape 4.5 
>browser does not support HTML 4 I think."
>
>ALT is a required attribute for AREA elements already 
>in HTML3.2. So this has little to do with support 
>to HTML4.0.

Yes, you are right. Someone on another list gives me the
http://www.teleport.com example and TOM seems to work fine there. 
TOM works not well on the example I gave at
http://www.ns.nl/reisinfo/start.asp. TOM removes the client side map from
the page and also a lot of other images on that page. 
I thin a bug in the tool.
>
>Point 2: 
>Concerening INPUT type=image, it can operate like 
>a server side image map, then there is no HTML 
>mechanism to give alt text to the different regions. 
>
>Making INPUT type=image a client side map 
>is possible only with HTML4.0. 
>
There are a  lot of IMAGE MAPS without <AREA>, most of them .gif files with
more options. Is the information about the URL in the image? 
I thin it is important to make also these kind of maps accessible, because
they seem very popular.

Regards Peter Verhoeven

>Nir Dagan                            
>Assistant Professor of Economics      
>Universidad Pompeu Fabra
>Barcelona (Spain)
>
>http://www.nirdagan.com
>mailto:nir@nirdagan.com
>
>"There is nothing quite so practical as a good theory." 
>-- A. Einstein
>
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