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RE: Client Side vs. Server Side Image Maps

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 09:06:50 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHMEFPCOAA.jon@spinsol.com>
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> > The <area> element must contain "alt" information which enables
> > them to be used with non-graphical browsers.
>
> You can also use <a> elements, instead of <area> elements, which
> will  work on even the oldest of browsers.  I believe some recent
> browsers have broken support for this, but it might only be Amaya
> that has the problem.
>
Does Amaya treat it as a link without an area (linking the whole
image), or as no link, or worse?

The definition of the <a> element for IE5[1] doesn't list coords or
shape as attributes. Since IE4+ is the most commonly used graphical
browser their absence on the msdn site would suggest that the <a>
element can't be used in this way by this browser.

[1]
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/objects/a.as

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