[whatwg] [html5] HTMLMapElement.images
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Jun 14 00:28:44 PDT 2006
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Basically finding the position of the associated image elements so that
> you can show "popups" and so more easily without hardcoding that a
> particular image belongs to that map and vice versa.
> ... has a nice example (works in Internet Explorer only).
Interesting. The concept is a lot like these examples in recent A List
The difference with those, however, is that they're not marked up using
<map>, but rather the map is a background image with list items
positioned over the top.
I've been thinking about this a little since that article was published
and I think we need to work on improving the semantics and functionality
of <map>, so that it can handle things like that easily, without
Being able to semantically associate areas on a map with related content
that can then be shown in a variety of ways, such as a tooltip on hover
or click. It would also be cool if it were easier to do something like
the many similar features found in Google Maps.
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