View Full Version : Buttons and Clickable Images

10-07-2009, 12:36 PM
Just been hand crafting some ePub's, I have a Sony Touch PRS-600 so can cope with clickable things within the Book.

The only type of link that appears to work is:
<a href="Page2">Page 2</a>

Buttons do not work:
<button type="button">Click Me!</button>

Hyperlink Images do not work:
<a href="Page2"><img src="Page2.jpg" alt="Page 2" /></a>
(Well the link line appears below the image which is clickable!)

Image maps do not work:

<MAP NAME="map1">
HREF="contacts.html" ALT="Contacts" TITLE="Contacts"
SHAPE=RECT COORDS="6,116,97,184">
HREF="products.html" ALT="Products" TITLE="Products"
HREF="new.html" ALT="New!" TITLE="New!"
SHAPE=POLY COORDS="150,217, 190,257, 150,297,110,257">

<IMG SRC="testmap.gif"
ALT="map of GH site" BORDER=0 WIDTH=300 HEIGHT=300

[ <A HREF="contacts.html" ALT="Contacts">Contacts</A> ]
[ <A HREF="products.html" ALT="Products">Products</A> ]
[ <A HREF="new.html" ALT="New!">New!</A> ]

The only idea I have had is to either:
1. Create Large font Hyperlinks
2. Create three Hyperlinks stacked above each other to gve a larger hit area.

:help: Does anyone know of any techniques that allow Images to be clicked?

10-08-2009, 11:23 AM
Clearly this is not possible with ePub's.

However it is possible within PDF's (

10-08-2009, 02:32 PM
The <button> element is not supported by the ePUB spec (, but image maps and simple linked images should work, if they don't it's Sony's/ADE's fault.

10-08-2009, 07:28 PM
but image maps and simple linked images should work

Yes you are right, I have seen linked images work, but not on the Sony PRS 600 Device.