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Re: Dropping <input usemap="">

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 17:55:37 +0100
Message-ID: <46C1DE89.1080305@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: Tom Morris <tom@tommorris.org>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>

P.S. I have now visited [1], using SeaMonkey 1.1 (sufficiently
similar to Firefox in terms of the underlying rendering
engine -- Gecko -- that I might expect similar behaviour).

I do /not/ see any file: protocol being invoked when
I press the "Contribute" button, but even before that I see
a crazily-written page where a significant fraction of
the scrollable area at the bottom is invisible and
cannot be seen using any available mechanism other
than "view source".  If sites are to be presented
as supporting evidence of the need for a particular
behaviour, then it is surely essential that those sites
possess the most basic attributes of "quality".  It
would, I fear, be only too easy to find examples of any
kind of behaviour the need for which one wished to
demonstrate if the universe of discourse included /all/
web pages, rather than being restricted to those that
demonstrate even a modicum of intelligence concerning
their coding and design.

Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> For example, if you were to attempt submit the form on this site [1] in 
> a browser that supports usemap on input elements, like Firefox, the form 
> would not function because the map has turned the entire button into a 
> useless link instead (in this case, it's a file:// URL, so there is no 
> question about it being useless).  If you try it in a browser that 
> doesn't support usemap on input, like IE, the submit button works as 
> intended.

> [1] http://alforag.com/donate/
> [2] http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2007-August/012334.html
> [3] http://www.wheresmysquare.com/
> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/0462.html
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