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Re: display text based on co-ordinates on image


From: Jared Smith
Date: Nov 10, 2005 11:00AM

Brent Clark wrote:
> But I cant get the text to display based on the co-ordinate, I cant use
> onhover or onmouse etc, because there is no link.
> I would like to use
> http://www.bosrup.com/web/overlib/
> With the example of "Navigations help"
> If anyone has any tips or advice, I would be most gratefull.

onMouseOver and onMouseOut are proper event handlers for the area tag and
should work accordingly (though I have not tested it).

However, seeing as this is an accessibility list and not necessarily an
HTML/JavScript help list, I must point out that any content displayed
using the overlib method will not be accessible to individuals using
screenreaders or who cannot ir do not use a mouse. I would recommend
rethinking the method used to present this information if you truly want
them to be "Navigation help" messages.

Jared Smith