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Image map feedback

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 06:46:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Michael A. Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811260629480.17414@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 14 Sep 2007, Simon Pieters wrote:
> Should a border on the image affect the coordinates? (The answer is yes 
> if you ask browsers.)

Fixed spec accordingly.

> The same questions apply to server side image maps.

Fixed equivalently.

On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Simon Pieters wrote:
> In order to ban nesting of image maps in other interactive elements 
> (like buttons), <img> should be classified as an interactive element 
> when it has the usemap attribute specified.
> (At the face of it, it seems to make sense to classify <area> (or <map>) 
> as interactive, but it's actually the image you're interacting with and 
> nesting <area>s (or <map>s) in other interactive elements does not cause 
> any problems AFAICT.)


On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > 
> > The name attribute gives the map a name so that it can be referenced. 
> > The attribute must be present and must have a non-empty value. 
> > Whitespace is significant in this attribute's value. If the id 
> > attribute is also specified, both attributes must have the same value.
> Do we really want to make space characters in the name attribute value 
> conforming? It seems counter-intuitive--particularly with the id 
> sameness requirement imposing the requirement anyway when id is present.

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> What would it look like if the name had a space?
> <map name="with spaces">
> <img usemap="#with%20spaces">
> and
> <map name="with spaces" id="with spaces">
> <img usemap="#with%20spaces">

On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> The latter isn't defined to work.
> <img usemap="#with spaces"> is defined to work.
> (I didn't test actual browser compat.)

Actual browsers vary a little IIRC. Anyway I've made the spaces 
non-conforming for now.

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