with reference to the specification for client side imagemaps ala:
how about adding this small addition:
<AREA [SHAPE="shape"] COORDS="x,y,..." [HREF="reference"]
[NOHREF] [ALT="alt"] [TOOLTIP="tooltip"]>
whereby the TOOLTIP property would display the tooltip text in quotes when the mouse
pointer was over the defined region... thus letting a user know what a clickable link
was before clicking...
K. Christopher McKinstry
-Those that Know, will recognize what I have not said.