Re: Cougar DTD img USEMAP & ISMAP

Stu Harris (
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 09:51:13 -0700 (PDT)

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From: (Stu Harris)
Subject: Re: Cougar DTD img USEMAP & ISMAP
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 09:51:13 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Aymeric Poulain Maubant" at Jul 12, 96 05:52:24 pm

Ay wrote:
> Thus, if i provide such code :
>      <img src="foo.png" alt="bar" usemap="client-side-use-map" ismap>
> how is the User Agent supposed to behave ?
> Why not define a exclusion rule between usemap and ismap (or do I miss
> something here ?) ?

Indeed you do. Simultaneous use of USEMAP and ISMAP (client-side and 
server-side image mapping) has been a common and [we think] prudent 
practice in this shop ever since Seidel mapping was first made possible. 
The answer to your question is that the client-side map will take 
precedence if seen by a browser that's dual-capable. A non-Seidel browser 
has the server side map to fall back on. If I may -- ahem -- slightly 
amend your code, here's how it's done:

<a href="/cgi-bin/imagemap/~mypath/"><img src="foo.png" 
alt="bar" usemap="#client-side-map" ismap></a>

Stu Harris
Beach Media, San Diego