Re: ismap functionality...

Alejandro Rivero <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 1994 13:37:48 GMT
From: Alejandro Rivero <>
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Subject: Re: ismap functionality...
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>    From: Tony Sanders <>
>    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.
Speaking of this, it would be interesting to know if are there currently some
project to implement FIGA. A lot of people is drawing ISMAP maps of
WWW zones, and if FIGA is to be released soon by someone, I feel all
the work on ismap drawings is wasted. Client support is more powerful,
as it would let, for example, click on HyperCard-stile "transparent" buttons.
And a drawing is not really need, as button coordinates would be enought
for the client to draw the "virtual maps"