View Full Version : ismap / imagemap question
02-18-2005, 08:42 PM
I am using the ismap tag and for the most part, it works fabulously. However, recently I went on a co-workers computer and noticed that the ismap coordinates are incorrect. the image is set to be 800 x 400 but on his computer it thinks the image is 100 x 500!!! So far it's the only computer that does that. Has anyone else encountered this problem and how to solve it?
thanks a mill,
02-18-2005, 09:00 PM
Well, since there's no link, code, screenshot, or anything, I will use my magic eight ball....
Apparently, the answer is "Signs point to yes." :confused:
:D Well, ismap is really, really old and not very well implemented. Try another alternative:
Hopefully that works out for you. Make sure you're using a proper Doctype, etc, just to be extra careful.
02-22-2005, 08:51 PM
Well, I need to get the x,y coordinates back. I am clicking on a map of something and I need to calculate the lat & long of where I clicked. Can I do this with the map tag?
02-23-2005, 09:49 AM
Yes, sort of. The map tag defines the client-side image map. Within the map tag are the area shapes, where you define the clickable regions. So if you're using ismap for an image map then <map> will work just fine, and it's valid.
A link to the page in question might help us help you a little better...
02-23-2005, 02:26 PM
I may be off-track, but if you're having trouble with making a imagemap, mapedit is pretty cool.
02-24-2005, 06:43 PM
I need x,y coordinates back from clicking on the image map. I can't see that the regular <map> tag does this.... or does it and I just can't figure it out?
Sorry but the page is internal.
02-24-2005, 10:27 PM
I would pm a moderator to move this to the correct forum if that's the case.
02-24-2005, 10:37 PM
Okay, forget everything I ever told you. I'm an idiot :D
I was confusing ismap as a tag versus ismap as an attribute, and of course, it is in the xhtml spec (the link is to the XHTML2 working draft):
So where's the smiley for embarassment? :o Oh, there it is.
Anyways... I understand the link is internal but perhaps if you could at least post some code someone an dig in and take a closer look.
02-24-2005, 10:44 PM
Here is the code :
<font color="#3366FF" size="2" face="Trebuchet MS">
<table width="25%" border="1" align="center">
<font color="#3366FF" face="Trebuchet MS">[ Click anywhere on the map ]</font></div>
<a href="intermediate.php?UserID=2&ResLev=0&Zoom=on"><img src="Maps/WorldMap.jpg" width="800" border="0" ismap></a>