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HTML | <a> shape Attribute
  • Last Updated : 27 May, 2019

The shape attribute is used with the coords attribute to describe the size, shape, and placement of a link in an <object> or <img> element. It is not supported by HTML 5.

Syntax:

<a shape="value">

Attribute Values:

  • default: It is used to specify the entire region.
  • rect: It is used to specify the rectangular region.
  • circle: It is used to specify a circular region.
  • poly: It is used to specify the polygonal region.

Example:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>
      HTML a shape Attribute
  </title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align: center">
    <object data=
            alt="shape" 
            type="image/png" 
            usemap="#shapemap">
  
        <map name="shapemap">
            <!-- a tag contained image. -->
            <a href=
               shape="poly"
               coords="59, 31, 28, 83, 91, 83">
              Polynomial
          </a>
  
            <a href=
               shape="circle" 
               coords="155, 56, 26">
              Circle
          </a>
  
            <a href=
               shape="rect" 
               coords="224, 30, 276, 82">
              Rectangle
          </a>
        </map>
    </object>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML <a> shape Attribute are listed below:

  • Firefox
  • Opera

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