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Bug 8660 - Context for areas on an image map
Summary: Context for areas on an image map
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: a11y, a11y_text-alt
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-01-06 11:20 UTC by Gez Lemon
Modified: 2010-10-04 14:28 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Gez Lemon 2010-01-06 11:20:35 UTC
screen readers and assistive technologies handle text alternatives on image maps and their corresponding area elements differently. Please include a description of the expected behavior for situations where the text alternatives for the individual area elements may not make sense without the added context of the text alternative for the <img> or <object> that is associated with the <map>.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-01-07 11:45:08 UTC
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Status: Did Not Understand Request
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Could you explain in more detail how the existing text (in the section cited below) is insufficient?
Comment 2 Michael Cooper 2010-02-11 17:26:37 UTC
Per the proposal at, the HTML A11Y TF does not plan to formally work on this issue at this time. This does not mean the TF has no interest in it, but does not have immediate plans to work on it. The TF may review the issue in the future.