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Re: [WD XHTML 2.0] usemap attribute

From: Peter Sheerin <pete@petesguide.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 15:44:45 -0700
Message-ID: <01f601c23f31$671b6070$8810960a@cadpkslaptop>
To: "Masayasu Ishikawa" <mimasa@w3.org>, <koch@pixelpark.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

> Actually this is under (re)consideration.  It was a URI in HTML 4 and
> XHTML 1.0, but was changed to IDREF in Modularaization of XHTML (and
> hence in XHTML 1.1) as
> implementation experience has showed that
> support for external map reference is very weak

This should not be relevant for a spec that is not intended to be backwards
compatible. For image maps that are used on multiple pages, a URI reference
is the most logical way to accomplish this. Why force authors to use
server-side includes when setting this type as a URI would work?

> and has a lot of difficulties in implementing it.
Such as what? I could forsee some overhead in loading subsequent pages if
the map were not cached, but that strikes me as easily solved.
Received on Thursday, 8 August 2002 19:18:00 UTC

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