Re: Cougar DTD img USEMAP & ISMAP

MegaZone (
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 19:17:27 -0700 (PDT)

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Subject: Re: Cougar DTD img USEMAP & ISMAP
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 19:17:27 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Aymeric Poulain Maubant" at Jul 12, 96 05:52:24 pm
From: MegaZone <>

Once upon a time Aymeric Poulain Maubant shaped the electrons to say...
>I'm not sure of this, but does the following extract of the cougarDTD
>mean that an IMG can be USEMAP and ISMAP *at the same time* ?

Yes, it has always been that way.

>     <img src="foo.png" alt="bar" usemap="client-side-use-map" ismap>
>how is the User Agent supposed to behave ?

If it recognizes USEMAP that takes precedence, if not it ignores it and
uses ISMAP.

>Why not define a exclusion rule between usemap and ismap (or do I miss
>something here ?) ?

Because you WANT to allow both - client side maps reduce server load
and speed user interaction - but not all browsers support them.  So the
older ones will call your server, but the newer ones get the benefit.

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