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RE: Accessible web page counters

From: David Clark <dmclark@cast.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 08:18:04 -0500
To: "'Alex McDonald'" <alex@toucan2.globalnet.co.uk>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000401be670a$9a437a80$ca557392@dmc.cast.org>
Alex,

Bobby does not have the intelligence of a person. We understand why
server-side imagemaps are used in cases like this and suggest that authors
put a note somewhere on the page explaining what the imagemap is. The page
still will not pass Bobby, but it will be accessible.

Hope this helps.

David Clark
CAST, Inc.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Alex McDonald
    Sent: Friday, March 05, 1999 7:29 AM
    To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
    Subject: Accessible web page counters


    I have been working through my projects web site with Bobby in order to
meet access standards.
    The web page counter, provided by Pagecount, keeps falling foul of
Bobby, because it is a server-sided image map.

    I have provided text hyperlinks to all the links contained in the image,
but the <a href=....> (as shown below) keeps failing Bobby.

    TAG EXAMPLE:
    < a href="http://www.pagecount.com/aa-cgi-bin/user.map2/your number">
    < img src="http://www.pagecount.com/aa-cgi-bin/counter.gif?your number"
ISMAP></a>

    The href allows the counter image to be clickable to 5 links, removing
it leaves the counter image but inactive. Is there a ways to pass Bobby with
this type of counter?

    Obviously there has been some sort of profile built up on the counter
and we would prefer to carry on using it, as long as it passes Bobby. A
large part of the project has been promoting web accessibility and the Bobby
checker.


    Alex McDonald
    Project 'On-Line information on Employment and Training Opportunities
for Disabled People'
    alex@toucan2.globalnet.co.uk
    http://on-line.org.uk
Received on Friday, 5 March 1999 08:13:56 GMT

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