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Technique: Use MAP to identify navigation mechanisms

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 13:04:22 -0400
Message-ID: <37862B96.9C97DEE6@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

In the User Agent Working Group, we're talking what user agents can
do to help users navigate, including making navigation mechanisms 
readily available. I am charged with an action to propose a technique
for the Web Content Techniques: use MAP to create navigation bars/group
related links.

In the 5 May Techniques document, section 4.6.1 ("Grouping and
bypassing links") [1], an example shows <P class="nav">. Should
use the following markup instead?

<MAP name="map1">
   <P>Navigate the site:
      <A href=".." shape="rect"   coords="..">Access Guide</a> |
      <A href=".." shape="rect"   coords="..">Go</A>           |
      <A href=".." shape="circle" coords="..">Search</A>       |
      <A href=".." shape="poly"   coords="..">Top Ten</A>

User agents may assume that the MAP element is used to create
navigation mechanisms (whether image maps or more accessible
ones with rich content).

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT-TECHS/#group-bypass

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