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RE: WCAG version 1.0 guideline 1.5 image maps and 10.5 adjacent links,

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 16:22:01 -0500 (EST)
To: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Cc: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Matthew May <mcmay@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0403041426590.22183@homer.w3.org>

The user agent group recently spent some time talking to the Mozilla
developers in Beijing about what is and isn't supported.

I'd suggest talking to the group...



On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, John M Slatin wrote:

>Are there any current-generation user agents that don't support text
>equivalents for client-side image maps? That's not a challenge-- it's a
>"Good design is accessible design."
>Please note our new name and URL!
>John Slatin, Ph.D.
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>University of Texas at Austin
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
>Behalf Of Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG
>Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 1:15 pm
>To: David MacDonald; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org; 'Wendy A Chisholm'; 'Michael
>Cooper'; caldwell@trace.wisc.edu
>Subject: Re: WCAG version 1.0 guideline 1.5 image maps and 10.5 adjacent
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David MacDonald" <befree@magma.ca>
>To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>; "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>; "'Michael
>Cooper'" <michaelc@watchfire.com>; <caldwell@trace.wisc.edu>
>Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 8:02 PM
>Subject: TECH: WCAG version 1.0 guideline 1.5 image maps and 10.5
>adjacent links,
>I had an action item to follow up on the tests I performed on WCAG 1.0
>Guideline 1.5 and 10.5
>My action was to check in the UAAG test suite to see if there were test
>files for Alt text in areas of an image map and side by side links.
>There were no tests designed specifically for these purposes. I built a
>test page on my personal web site that conforms to the UAAG format. UAAG
>is welcome to copy it to their test suite.
>Good... only one point has not been considered.
>There are problems Image Maps and XHTML 1.1 browser rendering. All the
>example was done by HTML 4.01 but in XHTML 1.1 (that is a W3C
>Reccomandation, and guidelines of WCAG 1.0 said to use the lastest W3C
>approved guidelines) there is a "little" problem: XHTML 1.1 remove the
>"name" attribute and the "usemap" attributeis used to be a URI in
>previous reccomandation, but now in XHTML 1.1 it is an IDREF. This is an
>old issue since august 2002 [1]. So, what can we do for involve the user
>agent producer to update web browser to support XHTML 1.1, W3C
>Recommendation since 31 May 2001?
>Roberto Scano
>[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2002JulSep/0085.html

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