W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > March 2015

Re: Image map resizing

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:12:22 -0500
Message-ID: <54F90D06.3020309@mit.edu>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 3/5/15 7:04 PM, Andrea Rendine wrote:
> Coordinates in area elements are absolute
> and refer to distances and measures in pixels

I believe in HTML 4 coordinates could be percentages and no one ever 
implemented that...  Would that help things somewhat?

> It can't be a matter of lacking interest on the part of authors and/or
> vendors: if the element is not usable as it is *today*, then of course
> nobody can effectively use it and vendors don't guess too much about an
> unused feature.

The element wasn't used much at all for many years before people worried 
about responsive design...  I've never quite understood why, since it 
_is_ in fact pretty useful, but that's the way it was.

Received on Friday, 6 March 2015 02:12:56 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Saturday, 9 October 2021 18:46:12 UTC