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  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2022

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: 
 

html




<!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 specific clickable area: 
     

alt_attribute

  • After click on specific clickable area: 
     

alt_attribute

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

  • Google Chrome
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Safari
  • Opera

 


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