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Re: In HTML, does the href command attach to space as well as text and graphics?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 07:49:53 -0400 (EDT)
To: jonathan chetwynd <jc@signbrowser.org.uk>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0010140746010.15622-100000@tux.w3.org>
It may be that it can only be done using javascript (if at all). The a
element must be inside another element. One of the difficulties in changing
this is that there is no way to put links inside links, because it is not
clear which one should be activated.

You can also make large active areas using imagemaps.

Another alternative  would be to use SVG - there are free plugins or browsers
avaialble, and you should be able to do something more like what you want.



On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, jonathan chetwynd wrote:

  Is there a way to ensure that wherever the user clicks (within the
  browser window) an event occurs?
  This could be a blank page, a table...
  I cannot seem to, though I realise that in theory a number of
  transparent graphics could work.
  Some of my clients would benefit from this facility in the first
  jonathan chetwynd
  IT teacher (learning difficulties) 
  & accessibility consultant

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