Re: lynx and image maps

Geoff Narvronsen (geoffryn@nfocus.com)
Sat, 3 Feb 1996 07:45:36 -0600


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Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 07:45:36 -0600
To: www-html@w3.org
From: geoffryn@nfocus.com (Geoff Narvronsen)
Subject: Re: lynx and image maps

>Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 19:51:06 -0600
>To:MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu
>From:geoffryn@nfocus.com (Geoff Narvronsen)
>Subject:Re: lynx and image maps
>
>>	When someone, such as the person who started this thread, indicates
>>a desire to use the Web for Global Information Sharing in a manner which
>>takes advantage of image maps for sighted visitors with GUI clients, but
>>ensures that the information will be available to all, the suggestion to
>>modify the server's image map handling code or script is not always helpful.
>>But anyone, no matter how new to the Web, can be instructed to include a
>>brief ALT string and make sure that the top left-hand corner of the image
>>returns a file suitable for text clients.  That can be done by making the
>>map's default such a file and not having a hot zone in that corner, or the
>>image could indicate explicitly that "clicks" in that corner will return
>>such a file (so GUI clients can select it overtly as well).
>
>the simplest solution to all of this is, of course, anything that the
>imagemap will link to, put another, text-based link just below this.
>
>this should be common sense, and i believe is common practice anyway.
>
>an example of this is at http://www.apple.com, among others..
>
>they have their imagemap with the nifty looking "buttons" on it, each one
>linking to a different page..
>
>but just below this, they also have:
>
>[software] [new products] [apple info] [what's hot] [feedback page]
>
>and the like..
>
>so instead of waiting for the html folks to agree on a standard, you can
>still have links for all of the text-only browsers.
>
>GeoffryN
>geoffryn@nfocus.com
>