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Re: Error in HTML 4.0 rec regarding MAP and A elements?? (fwd)

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 08:48:19 -0500
Message-ID: <36F255A3.90ECC217@w3.org>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
Hello,

I've already answered this question: MAP contains
%block; content, which includes P, which can contain A elements.

 - Ian



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> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 13:14:15 -0500
> From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@naw.org>
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> Cc: lehors@w3.org, ij@w3.org
> Subject: Error in HTML 4.0 rec regarding MAP and A elements??
> 
> Hi David, Arnaud and Ian,
> 
> I am working quickly on a test suite of HTML 4.0 to test capabilities of IE5.
> One of my tests includes examining the apparent ability to use the A element in
> place of the AREA element when creating client-side imagemaps.
> http://www.ultranet.com/~bdelong/ie5-tests/a-imagemap.html
> 
> According to the HTML 4.0 recommendation, this is possible:
> 
> Each MAP element may contain either one of the following:
> One or more AREA elements. These elements have no content but specify the
> geometric regions of the image map and the link associated with each region.
> Note that when this method is used, the MAP has no rendered content. Therefore,
> authors must provide alternate text for each AREA with the alt attribute (see
> below for information on how to specify alternate text).
> 
> Block-level content. This content should include A elements that specify the
> geometric regions of the image map and the link associated with each region.
> Note that when this method is used, the MAP element content may be rendered by
> the user agent. Authors should use this method to create more accessible
> documents.
> 
> Yet, according to two HTML validators I put my test through, none of them would
> allow the A element as child to the MAP element. Then I looked at the DTD:
> 
> <!ELEMENT MAP - - ((%block;)+ | AREA+) -- client-side image map -->
> 
> .....and I noticed that there was only specification for AREA as a child
> element. Am I reading this wrong? Are my implementations incorrect?
> 
> Please let me know ASAP. I would not want to say MS is wrong if in fact it is
> the recommendation.
> 
> Thanks.
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