[whatwg] Usemap and ismap for canvas tag

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Mar 5 05:46:40 PST 2008

Greg Houston wrote:
> I would like to request that the canvas element get the same usemap
> and ismap properties that the img element has.

One way this effect could be simulated is by overlaying a transparent 
<img> over the top of the canvas, and appling the imagemap to that 
instead.  Given that it's so trivial to work around it now, are there 
sites that are actually doing that, or anything else that would indicate 
some level of demand for this feature?  I'm not saying it's a bad idea, 
I'm just trying to find out how much incentive there is for browser 
vendors to implement a feature like this.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

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