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Re: Technique: Use MAP to identify navigation mechanisms

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 13:41:13 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9907091340560.14215-100000@tux.w3.org>
Yes, that is what we should use instead.

Charles

On Fri, 9 Jul 1999, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  Hello,
  
  In the User Agent Working Group, we're talking what user agents can
  do to help users navigate, including making navigation mechanisms 
  readily available. I am charged with an action to propose a technique
  for the Web Content Techniques: use MAP to create navigation bars/group
  related links.
  
  In the 5 May Techniques document, section 4.6.1 ("Grouping and
  bypassing links") [1], an example shows <P class="nav">. Should
  use the following markup instead?
  
  <MAP name="map1">
     <P>Navigate the site:
        <A href=".." shape="rect"   coords="..">Access Guide</a> |
        <A href=".." shape="rect"   coords="..">Go</A>           |
        <A href=".." shape="circle" coords="..">Search</A>       |
        <A href=".." shape="poly"   coords="..">Top Ten</A>
  </MAP>
  
  User agents may assume that the MAP element is used to create
  navigation mechanisms (whether image maps or more accessible
  ones with rich content).
  
   - Ian
  
  [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT-TECHS/#group-bypass
  
  
  -- 
  Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
  Tel/Fax:                     +1 212 684-1814
  

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