Re: New <AREA> syntax proposal

Colin F Reynolds (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 10:36:37 +0100

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Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 10:36:37 +0100
From: Colin F Reynolds <>
Subject: Re: New <AREA> syntax proposal
In-Reply-To: <199706091550.IAA03614@Comps.COM>

In article <199706091550.IAA03614@Comps.COM>, Dan Miser
<dmiser@Comps.COM> writes
><AREA [[SHAPE="shape"] COORDS="x,y,..." | COLOR="color"]
>[HREF="reference"] [NOHREF]>
>Basically, if a user clicks on a certain color, they could be
>transported to a URL via the HREF element. This would be especially
>useful for polygons that have only one color. For example, a thematic
>map of the US, where each state has its own color would not require a
>polygon overlay of the shapes of all of the states.

Don't most area maps use four colo(u)rs, that being the maximum number
of colors required to assure that no two adjacent regions bear the same

I think "MegaZone"'s comment about leaving this up to the mapping tools
is the best solution.
Colin Reynolds