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Re: Map element read by screen readers

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 07:58:09 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200108310658.f7V6w9430848@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> <map title="section navigation">

This is invalid HTML, reflecting the fact that you are abusing the MAP
element.  MAP is required to have a name attribute, because it only
makes sense in the context of a USEMAP.  You also are in violatin of
a *should* requirement on the A elements; the syntax of SGML doesn't
really allow the DTD to enforce the requirement that A elements specify
regions.

> <A HREF="page1.htm">Topic 1</A> |

Map is not a general means of grouping links, but specifically for
image maps.  A graphical browser, with images on, will not render it.
Received on Friday, 31 August 2001 02:58:13 GMT

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