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Re: PRI - 7 Client Side Image Maps

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 11:33:48 -0500
Message-Id: <199904261635.LAA11263@trace.wisc.edu>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I thought the intention was that, once the majority of user agents display
the alt-text for client-side image map links, that this p3 recommendation
wouldn't even be p3.  it will always be required for server-side.

At 11:27 AM 4/26/99 , you wrote:
>In the last line of the proposed resolution it says client-side where
>server-side is clearly meant.
>On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
>  ISSUE - 7:
>  An AC Member asked that we remove the priority 2 requirement for redundant
>  text links for client-side image maps which is found in Checkpoint 1.2 They
>  felt that client side image maps are handled by text browsers and assistive
>  technologies today.  They suggested that  1.2 should say to provide
>  redundant links for server-side maps, when server-side maps are required.
>  They also suggested we refer to Checkpoint 9.1 in checkpoint 1.2.
>  In examining this item, it was found that there are user agents for all
>  platforms that will process client side image maps.  Thus the second
list of
>  links is not necessary to provide access.  In fact, it can be confusing on
>  these browsers since it lists all of the links twice.  However, it is still
>  a usability problem for those who prefer browsers that do not expose client
>  side links very well.
>  The proposal is therefore to set the priority to 3 for client side image
>  maps because of the interference problem and the fact that access is
>  available through multiple browsers (Lynx, Opera, Pwwebspeak, HomePage
>  Reader, etc.)  The priority would remain 1 for client side image maps.
>  Same as Original Wording except priority for client side is set to 3. (It
>  was 2.)
>  1.2 Provide redundant text links for each active region of an image map.
>  [Priority 1 - if server-side image maps are used], [Priority 3 - if
>  client-side image maps are used.]  Redundant text links for client-side
>  image maps are only required until user agents render text equivalents for
>  the map links.
>--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
>phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://www.w3.org/People/Charles
>W3C Web Accessibility Initiative    http://www.w3.org/WAI
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