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area+alt RE: Conformance Testing Proposal (and...)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 20:41:33 -0400 (EDT)
To: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Cc: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0404062038040.29387@homer.w3.org>

Sidar is happy with either ordinary links or a clear, WCAG-compliant
alternative functionality, including form elements.

On Tue, 6 Apr 2004, John M Slatin wrote:

>About those redundant links for client-side maps: Would a <select> menu
>with <optgropu>s satisfy the requirement, or must the redundant links be
>screen text?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@w3.org]
>Subject: RE: Conformance Testing Proposal (and area+alt)
>On Mon, 5 Apr 2004, John M Slatin wrote:
>><wringing of hands>
>>But I would be concerned about the impact of such a requirement where
>>there are large image maps with a considerable number of selectable
>>areas-- for example, a map of Europe or the United States.
>Yes, it is a pain to select from such a list. But not impossible. And I
>have used sites that think it makes sense to put all the US states, all
>the Candaian provinces, and then all the countries of the world in a
>single list. Although there are better ways, and this is a horrible
>thing to work through, it isn't impossible...
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