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RE: Creative (?) solution for redundant links

From: Jukka Korpela <jukka.korpela@tieke.fi>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 08:51:33 +0200
Message-ID: <621574AE86FAD3118D1D0000E22138A9418554@TIEKE1>
To: "'WAI (E-mail)'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Mike Scott wrote:

> What if we did something like this (HTML code follows):
> 
> <img src="image.gif" alt="" 
> onclick="document.location='newpage.html';">
> <a href="newpage.html">Link Text</a>

An interesting idea. I'd still use the simpler approach of not making the
image a link at all, unless the image itself is an accessibility
enhancement, so that e.g. people with reading comprehension problems would
really like to use the image as a standalone navigation tool.

There's then the problem that nothing indicates the image as a link-like
thing, even when the cursor is moved over it. Maybe it would help to add a
title="..." attribute and/or add window.status='...' code into the
onclick="..." event handler, or even use the usual JavaScript techniques for
swapping the image on mouseover.

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