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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
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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.

Jim
jim@jimthatcher.com
Accessibility Consulting
http://jimthatcher.com
512-306-0931
Received on Thursday, 30 November 2000 18:23:22 GMT

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