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Text flow around non-rectangular objects in html 4.0?

From: Ivan Ristic <ivan.r@EUnet.yu>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 15:23:59 +0200
Message-ID: <33EF126F.6440@eunet.yu>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
I would like to give you a suggestion that can
be implemented in html 4.0.

It would be very nice if the text could flow
around non-rectangular images. Obviously, additional
information must be supplied to the image to make
it non-rectangular.

This can be done through the plain old image map.
Just create special image map where hot spots cover
the image and that's it. It would be used in
document like this:

<IMG SRC=pic.gif TEXTFLOW=#picflow ALIGN=LEFT>

<MAP NAME=picflow>
<AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="...">
<AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="...">
</MAP>

By using this method, even the backward
compatibility would not be broken.

What do you think about this?

-- 
Ivan Ristic, Web Author
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[ivan.r@eunet.yu][http://solair.eunet.yu/~ivan.r/]
Received on Monday, 11 August 1997 09:27:33 GMT

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