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Re: Raw minutes from 1 February 2001 UA Guidelines teleconf

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 09:32:19 -0500 (EST)
To: jon gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0102190928480.15943-100000@tux.w3.org>
For someone using a visual method and a mouse the most likely way of hitting
the imagemap is to pass over it with the mouse and notice the cursor change.
This seems inadequate to me.

it can be done with css2:

*[usemap] { border-style: double }


On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, jon gunderson wrote:

  As the user moves the focus to elements of the image map there is a
  requirement for the indivdiual elements to be highlighted.  The 458 issue
  was a highlight of the image to indicate to the user that there are active
  elements within the image.

  The group felt that as long as the user knew the image map had active
  elements that that was sufficient and the invidual elements of the map
  could be explored as the user moves focus to elements within the image


  On Sat, 17 Feb 2001, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

  > On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, Ian Jacobs wrote:
  >   5.Issue 458: Do link highlighting requirements apply to all zones of an
  >     image map?
  >     What is required granularity?
  >     Source:
  >   http://server.rehab.uiuc.edu/ua-issues/issues-linear-lc2.html#458
  > [snip]
  >     Resolved:
  >      a) Add a note to 8.3 that highlighting an image map as a whole
  >         satisfies the checkpoint for image maps. UA may highlight
  >         all of the hot spots of a client-side map.
  >      b) There is some assumption that the author will make the image
  >         communicate different zones. We choose not to add a repair
  >         requirement for the case of bad images.
  > CMN
  > I am concerned that this is the wrong move. It should at least be possible to
  > highlight in visual some way the hotspots of an image. After all, the
  > author's responsibility in highlighting the hotspots of any other link only
  > extends to identifying it as a link and letting the browser do the rest.
  > Implementation example is Amaya. Probably other examples from image-map
  > creation tools.
  > Charles cCN

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