What Is Image Maps?
Image maps are used to define regions within a larger image as links. In HTML and XHTML, an image map is a list of coordinates relating to a specific image, created in order to hyperlink areas of the image to different destinations.
What Is Client Side Image Maps And Server Side Image Maps
The two major types of image maps are client-side image maps and server-side image maps.
Client Side Image Maps
Client-side image maps are images with clickable hot spots that act as links. Different links reside in different locations of the image. The browser sends users to different places depending on where users click. In order for a screen reader to tell users where each hot spot takes them, you should include alternate text for each hot spot.
Server Side Image Maps
Server-side image maps were first supported in Mosaic web browser version.Server-side image maps enable the web browser to send positional information to the server about where the user clicks within an image.