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

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 08:38:10 -0400
Message-Id: <200010141219.IAA1288166@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: jonathan chetwynd <jc@signbrowser.org.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Try making the whole page one image map with a default as well as area-bound

Or, if you are willing to script it, putting an onClick action on the BODY


At 07:49 AM 2000-10-14 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>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
>  instance.
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