Ok, here's the situation. I have an image (Sample_front2.jpg) that has several clickable areas on it that go to outside websites. I use the img element together with the map element (see source code below). I've tested on Chrome and Firefox and I can click to the links, but on IE (I'm using IE9) I cannot click to them.
Here is the relevant source code from my HTML document:
Check it out in Chrome and Firefox and you'll be able to click to each of the websites listed on the image (Twitter, Facebook, mailto:email@example.com, www.benjamincook1.com). With IE however, you cannot access these links.