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Re: PRI - 7 Client Side Image Maps

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 13:03:00 -0400 (EDT)
To: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9904261302450.4686-100000@tux.w3.org>
That is how I remembered it too.


On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:

  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
  >MIT/LCS  -  545 Technology sq., Cambridge MA, 02139,  USA

--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
MIT/LCS  -  545 Technology sq., Cambridge MA, 02139,  USA
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