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Server side image maps

From: Jim Thatcher <thatch@attglobal.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 17:14:43 -0600
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <NDBBKJDAKKEJDCICIODLMEHMCJAA.thatch@attglobal.net>
Can anyone explain why a web site developer would choose a server side image
map like the one at http://www.metrokc.gov/ over a client side image map? I
am assuming the developer knows accessibility and the requirement for
equivalent text links. What are the advantages of server side image maps? I
had always thought that it had something to do with unusual regions. But the
client side map at http://support.dell.com (WITHOUT alt text on the areas)
illustrates the fact that you can get as exact as you want with the regions.

Accessibility Consulting
Received on Thursday, 30 November 2000 18:23:22 UTC

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