IE bug with dynamic image maps?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Rasmus Grøndahl Olsen, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. I have made a map over europe where u can select a country and then a region
    in that country.
    After selecting a country the image is replace with the country selected and
    also the image map is replaced. When using IE explorer and select Belgium or
    Netherland, explorer will crash. Can anyone tell me why this happens?

    The example can be found at this address
    http://www.kampsax.dtu.dk/~rasmus_olsen/test/map_select.html

    - Rasmus -
     
    Rasmus Grøndahl Olsen, Jan 11, 2004
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  2. Rasmus Grøndahl Olsen

    brucie Guest

    in post <news:btrc5h$1fq2$-net.dk>
    Rasmus Grøndahl Olsen said:

    > I have made a map over europe where u can select a country and then a region
    > in that country.


    not with any of my browsers. appears you're using optional client side
    goodies (i.e. JS) for critical functions.

    > http://www.kampsax.dtu.dk/~rasmus_olsen/test/map_select.html


    i would recommend a server side image map to keep the page size down
    (backed up with normal links of course) with server side scripting to
    serve the appropriate image/page for the selection. as it doesn't rely
    on any client side support[1] it'll work for everyone.

    visitor makes selection --> .map file[2] passes selection to script -->
    script generates the page to serve to the visitor --> visitor receives
    new page based on selection and giggles.

    [1] ismap support needed (IE1+, NS1+, mosaic1+ opera2.1+)
    [2] its not practical to pass 62.5k possible coords with your image
    direct to a script so the .map file comes in handy. if the coords were
    for rectangular areas it wouldn't be a problem.



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    brucie
     
    brucie, Jan 11, 2004
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  3. Rasmus Grøndahl Olsen

    brucie Guest

    in post <news:btrfu1$aciim$-berlin.de>
    brucie said:

    >> http://www.kampsax.dtu.dk/~rasmus_olsen/test/map_select.html


    > i would recommend a server side image map to keep the page size down
    > (backed up with normal links of course) with server side scripting to
    > serve the appropriate image/page for the selection. as it doesn't rely
    > on any client side support[1] it'll work for everyone.
    >
    > visitor makes selection --> .map file[2] passes selection to script -->
    > script generates the page to serve to the visitor --> visitor receives
    > new page based on selection and giggles.


    heres a quick and dirty demo:

    the image map:
    http://moreshit.bruciesusenetshit.info/server-side-map-test-thingy.html

    the map file
    http://moreshit.bruciesusenetshit.info/map-test.map

    what the map file actually looks like:
    http://moreshit.bruciesusenetshit.info/map-test.txt

    the script source
    http://moreshit.bruciesusenetshit.info/script.phps


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    brucie
     
    brucie, Jan 11, 2004
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  4. brucie wrote:

    > visitor makes selection --> .map file[2] passes selection to script -->
    > script generates the page to serve to the visitor --> visitor receives
    > new page based on selection and giggles.


    The giggling stage is optional.

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    Toby A Inkster, Jan 11, 2004
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  5. Rasmus Grøndahl Olsen

    David Graham Guest

    brucie wrote:
    > in post <news:btrfu1$aciim$-berlin.de>
    > brucie said:
    >
    >>> http://www.kampsax.dtu.dk/~rasmus_olsen/test/map_select.html

    >
    >> i would recommend a server side image map to keep the page size down
    >> (backed up with normal links of course) with server side scripting to
    >> serve the appropriate image/page for the selection. as it doesn't rely
    >> on any client side support[1] it'll work for everyone.
    >>
    >> visitor makes selection --> .map file[2] passes selection to script -->
    >> script generates the page to serve to the visitor --> visitor receives
    >> new page based on selection and giggles.

    >
    > heres a quick and dirty demo:
    >
    > the image map:
    > http://moreshit.bruciesusenetshit.info/server-side-map-test-thingy.html
    >
    > the map file
    > http://moreshit.bruciesusenetshit.info/map-test.map
    >
    > what the map file actually looks like:
    > http://moreshit.bruciesusenetshit.info/map-test.txt
    >
    > the script source
    > http://moreshit.bruciesusenetshit.info/script.phps


    Hi
    I assume you used some prog to do all the coordinates - at least I do for
    client side image maps. I would like to know what you use for server side
    image maps - please
    David
     
    David Graham, Jan 11, 2004
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  6. Rasmus Grøndahl Olsen

    brucie Guest

    in post <news:G9eMb.3460$>
    David Graham said:

    >> http://moreshit.bruciesusenetshit.info/map-test.txt


    > I assume you used some prog to do all the coordinates
    > at least I do for client side image maps.


    yes

    > I would like to know what you use for server side image maps - please


    the same editor i use for my client side maps and this new thing called
    "copying and pasting".

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    brucie, Jan 11, 2004
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  7. brucie wrote:

    > the same editor i use for my client side maps and this new thing called
    > "copying and pasting".


    Is that where you carefully shovel out a bit of dirt and put it somewhere
    else?

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    Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
    Contact Me - http://www.goddamn.co.uk/tobyink/?page=132
     
    Toby A Inkster, Jan 11, 2004
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  8. Rasmus Grøndahl Olsen

    brucie Guest

    in post <news:p>
    Toby A Inkster said:

    >> the same editor i use for my client side maps and this new thing called
    >> "copying and pasting".


    > Is that where you carefully shovel out a bit of dirt and put it somewhere
    > else?


    yes but i've discovered the results can be disastrous if you're not
    paying enough attention to what you're doing and accidentally shovel an
    ant hill.

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    brucie
     
    brucie, Jan 11, 2004
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