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Re: images / alt and image maps

From: Larry G. Hull <Larry.G.Hull@gsfc.nasa.gov>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 12:48:03 -0400
Message-Id: <a05100300b734395c4c4f@[128.183.217.33]>
To: Rebecca Cox <rebecca@cwa.co.nz>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Rebecca,

I also like the technique but have encountered a problem. The example 
works fine in Netscape 4.74 but fails in IE 5.0 and 5.5 and I've no 
idea why.

Perhaps someone see a reason that accounts for the difference?

I'm using:

   <OBJECT data="navbar1.gif" type="image/gif" usemap="#map1">
    <MAP name="map1">
     <P>Navigate the site.
      [<A href="guide.html" shape="rect"
      coords="0,0,118,28">Access Guide</A>]
      [<A href="shortcut.html" shape="rect"
      coords="118,0,184,28">Go</A>]
      [<A href="search.html" shape="circle"
      coords="184.200,60">Search</A>]
      [<A href="top10.html" shape="poly"
      coords="276,0,276,28,100,200,50,50,276,0"> Top Ten</A>]
    </MAP>
   </OBJECT>

Larry

  At 9:53 AM +1200 5/25/01, Rebecca Cox wrote:
>HI all,
>
>I've got two questions to ask, so will send a couple of emails.
>
>Regarding image maps and "alt" text & "redundant text links"
>
>I've been having a look at the technique outlined at
>
>http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/
>
>under "7.4.2 Redundant text links for client-side image maps"
>
>(where it has an example using object & A to code the imagemap and its links)
>
>I tried this example code, and when you turn images off in the 
>browser, you get text links, which is great, and will fulfill the 
>needs of those not using images.
>
>I would think that "best practice" would be to still put actual text 
>links on the page somewhere as well, for anyone who surfs with 
>images on, but can't see well enough to see the image clearly.
>
>Opinions would be appreciated!
>
>Cheers
>
>Rebecca
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