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Re: [XHTML 2] ismap attribute URI creation (PR#7747)

From: Steven Pemberton <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 09:14:13 -0600 (CST)
To: jim@jibbering.com
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20060113151413.B877E7B6AF@hades.mn.aptest.com>

> Dear HTML Working Group,
> 
> "The user agent derives a new URI from the URI specified by the href 
> attribute of the element, by appending a '?' followed by the x and y 
> coordinates, seperated by a comma."
> 
> What happens if the href already contains a ?
> ie
> <p href="http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/map?chickens"
>       src="map.png" ismap="ismap">
>    Our location.
> </p>
> 
> Please clarify this so the result is not
> http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/map?chickens?1,1

Thanks for your comment.

Actually, this is exactly what happens, and is intended.  You could, for
example, include a number of other parameters in the URI, the final portion
being "&coords=" and the resulting URI would be ...&coords=?1,1 - a
server side application could easily parse this.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton
For the HTML WG
Received on Tuesday, 17 January 2006 16:50:39 GMT

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