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Fwd: server side image maps guideline 1.2

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 15:08:03 -0500
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>From: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>
>Subject: server side image maps  guideline 1.2
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>         The guidelines state
>               1.2 Provide redundant text links for each active region of 
> a server-side image map. [Priority 1]
>An image can simultaneously be a server side and client side map.  This 
>used to be done for compatibility with browsers that didn't support client 
>side maps.  When there is an client side image map, and area tags are 
>appropriately ALT text-ed, there's no need for text links... or to be more 
>precise, no more than what's needed when there's a client side map, which 
>is a priority 3.
>(Actually, there's the further question of whether redundant links for 
>client side maps should be priority 2 or 3... depending on how much we 
>accommodate older browser screenreader combinations... but I'm omitting 
>that here.)
>Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
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wendy a chisholm
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