[html5] imagemap area with alt, without href

darxus at chaosreigns.com darxus at chaosreigns.com
Tue Feb 23 11:09:12 PST 2016

I have this page:  http://www.chaosreigns.com/
It's one big imagemap.  My problem is handling the text in the image that
is not links (usability for the blind / text browsers).  The obvious
solution seems like it would be areas with alt attributes and no href
attribute.  The spec says I can have areas without hrefs, but:

"If the area element has no href attribute, then the area represented by
the element cannot be selected, and the alt attribute must be omitted."

Could the spec be changed, to allow an area with an alt and no href?

I've also tried it with image slicing and a table:
It works, but seems more problematic (chrome glitches while zooming, at
least).  And everybody says tables are terrible for layout, but I haven't
figured out how to do this without tables:

<Darxus> Is there some kind of guide to do this with a sliced image, and
         CSS instead of a table?
<preaction> no, since that's really not the point of CSS
- #css on freenode (which I realize is far from authoritative)

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