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RE: Lynx and imagemaps


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Dec 19, 2003 9:24AM

Yes, I realize that but the strange thing about 1.5 is that it specifically
refers to client-side, not server-side.

"Until user agents render text equivalents for client-side image map links,
provide redundant text links for each active region of a client-side image

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: John Foliot - WATS.ca [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 11:04 AM
> Subject: RE: Lynx and imagemaps
> Julian,
> There are of course two types of image maps, client side and
> server side.
> Providing alt text for the hot spots on a client side map
> makes it available
> to non-visual functionality (lynx, screen readers, etc.) {WCAG 1.1}.
> However, server side image maps (rationally more sophisticated - think
> mapquest) generally do not have as easily identifiable hot
> spots, thus the
> need for text equivs {WCAG 1.5}.

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