HTML <map> Tag
An image-map, with clickable areas:
<area shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126" href="sun.htm" alt="Sun">
<area shape="circle" coords="90,58,3" href="mercur.htm" alt="Mercury">
<area shape="circle" coords="124,58,8" href="venus.htm" alt="Venus">
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The <map> tag is supported in all major browsers.
Definition and Usage
The <map> tag is used to define a client-side image-map. An image-map is an image with clickable areas.
The required name attribute of the <map> element is associated with the <img>'s usemap attribute and creates a relationship between the image and the map.
The <map> element contains a number of <area> elements, that defines the clickable areas in the image map.
Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5
Note: In HTML5, if the id attribute of the <map> tag is also specified, it must have the same value as the name attribute.
Differences Between HTML and XHTML
In XHTML, the name attribute is deprecated, and will be removed. Use the id attribute instead.
|name||mapname||Required. Specifies the name of an image-map|
The <map> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.
The <map> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.
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