[webkit-dev] image maps to be focused via tab

Rob Burns robburns1 at mac.com
Fri Nov 14 15:14:23 PST 2008

Hi Maciej,

On Nov 14, 2008, at 5:07 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> On Nov 14, 2008, at 2:48 PM, Rob Burns wrote:
>> On Nov 14, 2008, at 4:01 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> One particularly wrong aspect of the original assumption is that  
>>> in practice, a single <map> and all its <area>s can be used by  
>>> multiple <img> elements. So representing focus of individual image  
>>> map active areas by making the <area> node focused won't really  
>>> work - it doesn't fit into the single focus ring model, since just  
>>> focus on the <area> node doesn't tell you which image map is active.
>> Let me add that image maps also apply to input elements of type  
>> image and object elements when they embed a still image (content- 
>> type image/*).
> This is a completely unrelated issue, and your claim of what image  
> maps apply to is inconsistent with the current HTML5 draft. I know  
> you have a longstanding disagreement with this aspect of the HTML5  
> spec, but this is probably not a point where the WebKit project  
> would want to diverge from the spec.

I just want to remind you that the HTML5 spec is only a draft. The  
editor predicts a final version in over a decade. So I don't think we  
need to treat it as authoritative. Also in the future when citing  
violations of a spec, it would be best to provide a specific reference  
so other's can follow your reading of that spec. As for this issue of  
AREA element's I'm not sure how you're reading what I proposed as a  
violation of any spec.

Take care,

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