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RE: Lynx and imagemaps


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Dec 19, 2003 8:17AM

Many thanks for your correction Joe.

I agree that perhaps I should not have been speculating but without my
speculation, did anyone else comment on whether Lynx can use image maps or
not. Not many people use/have Lynx (despite the fact that it is a free
download) so my speculation led to valuable information.

Perhaps Joe, you could comment on the apparent contradiction between WCAG
1.1 and 1.5 where 1.1 recommends alt text for image map hotspots and 1.5
recommends text links equivalent to the image map hotspots.


Julian Rickards
Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publications Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Phone: (705) 670-5608
Fax: (705) 670-5690

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Clark [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 8:53 AM
> Subject: Lynx and imagemaps
> >I haven't used Lynx
> then you shouldn't be speculating.
> >but if Opera's text-only mode is representative of Lynx, then image
> >maps are not visible to Lynx users at all other than perhaps the alt
> >text of the image as a whole.
> False. Imagemaps are fully usable, and alt texts are given. Even an
> imagemap with no alt texts can be used.

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