HTML | <area> coords Attribute

The <area> coords attribute is used to specify the coordinate of an area in an image-map. It is used with shape attribute to specify the size, shape, and placement of an area. (0, 0) is the coordinate of the top-left corner.

Syntax:

<area coords="value">

Attribute Values:



  • x1, y1, x2, y2: It specifies the coordinate of top-left (x1, y1) and bottom-right (x2, y2) corner of the rectangle.
  • x, y, radius: It specifies the center coordinates (x, y) and radius (radius) of circle.
  • x1, y1, x2, y2, .., xn, yn: It specifies the coordinates of polygon. If the first and last coordinate pairs are not the same, the browser will add the last coordinate pair to close the polygon.

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<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
  
<head
    <title>
        HTML area coords 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>                    

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Output:

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

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

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


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