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HTML | <area> alt Attribute
  • Last Updated : 18 May, 2019

The <area> alt attribute is used to specify the alternative text for an image when the image attribute is not displayed. It gives alternative information for the user when the image is not loaded to display.

Syntax:

<area alt="text">

Attribute Values: It contains single value text which is used to specify the alternative text for area, if image is not displaying.

Example:




<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
  
<head
    <title>
        HTML area alt Attribute
    </title
</head
  
<body style="text-align:center;"
    <img src
        alt="alt_attribute" width="300" height="119" class="aligncenter"
        usemap="#shapemap" /> 
  
    <map name="shapemap">
          
        <!-- area tag contained image. -->
        <area shape="poly" coords="59, 31, 28, 83, 91, 83" href=
        alt="Triangle"
          
        <area shape="circle" coords="155, 56, 26" href=
        alt="Circle"
          
        <area shape="rect" coords="224, 30, 276, 82" href=
        alt="Square"
    </map
</body
  
</html>                    


Output:

  • Before click on specfic clickable area:
    alt_attribute
  • After click on specfic clickable area:
    alt_attribute

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by <area> alt attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

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