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Re: Resolution of Open Issue #26

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 09:10:52 -0500
Message-ID: <003401c08f7d$738ba730$b040968e@wilddog>
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: "WAI ER IG List" <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>

Yes, the conversion algorithm I described is only a partial solution.
Server-side processing of image maps may be quite different from the
processing of client-side image maps and a 'map' file may not be used at

Yup, the server-side 'map' file has no ALT text so you must get it from the
user. With A-Prompt we do ask the user for ALT text after doing the
conversion to a client side map.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Cc: "WAI ER IG List" <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2001 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: Resolution of Open Issue #26

> At 07:01 AM 1/22/2001 , Chris Ridpath wrote:
> >Attached is a file that describes the server-side to client-side image
> >conversion we use in A-Prompt.
> >This should resolve open issue #26:
> >http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG/ert/ert-open-issues.html#26
> As Chaalz noted, this only solves the problem if someone is using
> those specific types of image map software and if the file is
> available to the repair tool.  In a number of other cases this
> will not be true and thus this is only a partial solution.
> However, it's a somewhat workable incomplete solution.  Only problem
> is there's no ALT text in your example!  How would you generate this
> from a server-side map?  I assume A-Prompt will request the information
> from the user?
> --Kynn
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