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RE: Lynx and imagemaps

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From: John Foliot - WATS.ca
Date: Dec 19, 2003 9:37AM


ah yes... the infamous "Until user agents..."

Good thing that the WCAG 2 is in draft eh?

I would only caution then that you might also consider providing the title
attribute along with the alt text in the "hot spots" so that Mozilla based
agents will render the "tool tip" on mouseover.

Outside of that, is anyone aware of a *current* user agent that does not
render text equivalents? Then it becomes a question of how far back in
browser history you choose to support.

JF
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 11:14 AM
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> Subject: RE: Lynx and imagemaps
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> 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
> map".
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: John Foliot - WATS.ca [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> > Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 11:04 AM
> > To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> > 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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