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Chapter 4. Image Maps > Using Server-Side and Client-Side Image Maps Together

Using Server-Side and Client-Side Image Maps Together

Client-side image maps are a great idea because they permit faster image map processing and enhance the portability of your XHTML documents. Unfortunately, you can't be certain all image-capable browsers are compliant with the XHTML 1.0 recommendation and support the client-side image map approach described earlier in the chapter. To be on the safe side, you can combine server-side and client-side image maps, essentially implementing both at the same time, to ensure your image maps are accessible to the broadest possible audience.

To combine a server-side image map with a client-side image map for the main page example discussed earlier, you can modify the earlier XHTML as follows:


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