Opening an imagemap link in a new window/tab doesn't send coordinates




19 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: Steven de Hoog, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 1 bug, {relnote, testcase})

relnote, testcase
Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
blocking1.3 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-][nsbeta3-])


(3 attachments)



19 years ago
When clicking on an imagemap, the coordinates get sent as part of the URL.
However, selecting 'open in new window' from the context menu does not.

For example: left-clicking goes to  imgmaptest.html?xpos,ypos
             right-clicking goes to imgmaptest.html

Expected behaviour: include the coordinates when opening in a new window the
same way left-clicking does.

Comment 1

19 years ago
Created attachment 4602 [details]
Simple HTML file with imagemap

Comment 2

19 years ago
Created attachment 4603 [details]
and an image to test it with...

Comment 3

19 years ago
Do you know who handles image maps in layout land?
Assignee: pnunn → pollmann

Comment 4

19 years ago
Well, imagemaps are definitely handled in layout land (nsImageMapFrame.cpp or
somesuch).  I think Kipp was the one who implemented these, but last I heard
nobody owned them.  I'll take this bug for now but it may not get fixed for a
while (my buglist, ack, is huge).
Component: ImageLib → Layout
Target Milestone: M17

Comment 5

19 years ago
QA Assigning to Mr. Peterson, who is now handling image maps.
QA Contact: elig → petersen

Comment 6

18 years ago
Target Milestone: M17 → M20
Nom. nsbeta2, recc. nsbeta2+. This is basic HTML 3.2, and image maps are widely 
used for navigation, and we aren't passing the URL between windows correctly. 
Very bad Basic Browser Correctness issue. HTML 3.2 is key b2 criterion.
Keywords: nsbeta2

Comment 8

18 years ago
Putting on [nsbeta2-] radar. Not critical to beta2.  But adding to nsbeta3 
keyword radar to get a fix in before rtm.
Keywords: nsbeta3
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-]

Comment 9

18 years ago
This bug has been marked "future" because the original netscape engineer working 
on this is over-burdened. If you feel this is an error, that you or another 
known resource will be working on this bug,or if it blocks your work in some way 
-- please attach your concern to the bug for reconsideration.
Target Milestone: M20 → Future
Marking nsbeta3-
Keywords: relnote
Whiteboard: [nsbeta2-] → [nsbeta2-][nsbeta3-]
It seems unclear to me whether this bug requires either of a "developer" or 
"user" release note. If anyone feels it does, can they please draft one and then 
nominate with the relnote-user or relnote-rtm strings in the Status Whiteboard.

Thanks :-)

Upon managerial request, adding the "testcase" keyword to 84 open layout bugs that
do not have the "testcase" keyword and yet have an attachement with the word
"test" in the description field. Apologies for any mistakes.
Keywords: testcase

Comment 13

17 years ago
Created attachment 43802 [details]
testcase of Washington Tech image map

Comment 14

17 years ago
I added a testcase taken from HTML on the Washington Tech website. I first saw
it on this article: It appears
that the right-click only looks at the A href instead of the ismap information
in the Img tag.

Adding Mozilla1.0 and 4xp keywords (Netscape 4.x does not exhibit this problem).
Keywords: 4xp, mozilla1.0

Comment 15

17 years ago
Bug 82826 says opening in a new window by middle-clicking also fails. Should it
be a duplicate? 

Ctrl+click on build 2001072503 behaves strangely. The new window opens and shows
the url without the coordinates, but the click apparently also goes to the
original window and shows the proper results (using the coordinates) in the
original window.
Bulk reassigning form bugs to Alex
Assignee: pollmann → alexsavulov

Comment 17

17 years ago
*** Bug 82826 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 18

17 years ago
82826 was assigned to joki and 097 targeted. Happening for tabs too.
OS: Windows NT → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Opening an imagemap link in a new window doesn't send coordinates → Opening an imagemap link in a new window/tab doesn't send coordinates
More fun with imagemaps and opening new windows:

1. Click on "Show dependency graph" link on this bug in Bugzilla.
2. Right-click, select "Open in new window" (or middle-click) on the
3. Note that source for imagemap is returned from webdot.cgi on

Fun stuff.


16 years ago
Blocks: 152489
*** Bug 152489 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***


15 years ago
Flags: blocking1.3?
Flags: blocking1.3? → blocking1.3-
The problem is merely that of getting the click coords in the coordinate system
of the image.  Unfortunately, that's a pretty hard problem (since there is no
real way, from where the new window/tab code lives, to determine where the image
is located in the viewport or document).

I suppose we could add an interface to events that would not have classinfo and
would report the coords in the target frame (whatever that means in general).
Isn't this a question of how we dispatch links?  Shouldn't we resolve
server-side image maps in a layer before we separate open-in-new-window from
normal open?
Assignee: alexsavulov → other
QA Contact: petersen → ian
"open in new window/tab" are hooked up in the UI itself (in nsContextMenu.js). 
They basically share no code with the normal click codepath....

Comment 24

14 years ago
*** Bug 245863 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 25

13 years ago
This has been a cronic problem since the gg with Mozilla.  I'm not sure
this is the same bug, but successive clicks on an image map will result
only in the FIRST set of coords being resent.  This problem does not
Occur in IE, Opera, or Netscape prior to V5.

Interestingly enough, both IE7 and Opera 9.02 appear to fail on these testcases as well.
Would probably be fixed by the plan in bug 335963.
Assignee: layout → nobody
Depends on: 335963
QA Contact: ian → layout
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