Re: Client-side imagemap I-D

Jim Seidman (
Wed, 1 Feb 95 17:51:36 EST

>On the other hand, the HTML 3 mechanism has better
>backwards-compatibility with older browsers.
>(Personally, I don't think this is too important.)

I'd appreciate it if you could go into more detail on how HTML 3's
backwards-compatibility is better. I thought this was very important, and
would like to here what behaviors you think should be in there beyond those
described in section 2.3.

Your other comments are good. One note on the AREA element and the ALT tag
- the reason to do this rather than have AREA be a container is to improve
the quality of backwards compatibility. If AREA were a container, there
would be no way for an older browser to know not to render that markup.

Jim Seidman, Senior Software Engineer, Spyglass Inc.