Re: lynx and image maps

Brian Behlendorf (brian@organic.com)
Wed, 31 Jan 1996 22:14:39 -0800 (PST)


Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 22:14:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
To: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: lynx and image maps
In-Reply-To: <01I0O2ZP7WG8005TNQ@SCI.WFBR.EDU>
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.960131221236.5356Z-100000@fully.organic.com>

On Wed, 31 Jan 1996, Foteos Macrides wrote:
> 	There is nothing in the HTML 2.0 or subsequent protocols which
> makes image maps via IMG tags adequately accessible to non-GUI clients.

Sure, but the imagemap functionality on the server-side could.  When 
a client makes a request to a map resource without coordinates, the cgi 
program (or the functionality in the server if the imagemap-functionality 
is built-in) could return a menu of the links available instead of the 
silly "your browser does not support imagemaps" error message.

	Brian

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