Re: ismap functionality...

Tony Sanders <sanders@BSDI.COM>
Message-id: <199312302116.PAA17965@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: ismap functionality... 
In-Reply-To: Wayne Allen's message of Thu, 30 Dec 1993 14:23:17 CST.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1993 15:16:31 -0600
From: Tony Sanders <sanders@BSDI.COM>
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> <map src="sample.gif" rect="http://somewhere/something.html 0,0 65,15"
> 		      rect="parent.html 66,0 120,15" 
>                       rect="#TOP 180,0 200,15">
> I'm sure there has been some discussion of this in the past, and I'm sorry
> I missed it. Am I laboring under some misconceptions? Are there good reasons
> why the client should not do mapping?

Mainly because you forgot to allow for circles, bitmapped objects, arbitrary
polygons, external spatial indexers, etc.  The server can be very flexible
but the client cannot, any finite client side scheme you implement will
not be sufficient.  HTML+ defines polygon support with <FIGA> but it isn't
yet implemented anywhere.

There isn't any reason you can't do your own relative path munging in the
server, it has all the information it needs.