Server-Side Image Maps

Server-side maps use a form of programming called the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) The map is an image with a hypertext anchor that points to a CGI program which can process the image and data for the coordinates. As they depend on the server for translation if there is a lot of traffic on the web, the process can be quite slow.

Both Server-side and Client-side maps use the same coordinate data but a server-side map can be defined by looking at the source code for the inclusion of the ISMAP attribute and a link to a map file on a remote server.

An example of a server-side map is to be found at http://www.wdvl.com/Authoring/HTML/Objects/Ssmap.html [07.06.02]