Z-Order In Image Maps

Imagination's End (I.End@bigpic.com)
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 16:14:21 -0600


From: "Imagination's End" <I.End@bigpic.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 16:14:21 -0600
Subject: Z-Order In Image Maps
Message-Id: <22135215601518@cjnet.com>

Working with Image maps I came across confusion as to how the 
following should be handled:

<IMG SRC="testimgp.jpg" WIDTH=590 HEIGHT=387 USEMAP="#MAP">
<MAP  NAME="MAP">
<area shape=rect coords="100,100,400,400" alt="Area 1" href="area1.html">
 <area shape=rect coords="200,200,300,300" alt="Area2" href="area2.html">
 </MAP>

Is Area #1 supposed to be obscruing Area #2, or is Area 2 supposed to 
be on top of Area #1?

STandard behaviour is to have Area #1 obscruing Area #2, but is that 
supposed to be what happens?  It doesn't it seem intuitive that as 
areas are created they are put further behind in the Z-Order.
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