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  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2022
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The HTML area media attribute is used to specify the media or device the target URL is optimized for. 
this attribute specify the style is for specific devices like print media or speech. This attribute can accept several values. Only used if the href attribute is present. This attribute is purely advisory.

<area media="value">

Possible Operators: 

andAND operator
notNOT operator
,OR operator


allSuitable for all devices
auralSpeech synthesizers
brailleBraille feedback devices
handheldHandheld devices (small screen, limited bandwidth)
printPrint preview mode/printed pages
screenComputer screens
ttyTeletypes and similar media using a fixed-pitch character grid
tvLow resolution or limited scroll ability type devices like Television.


widthTargeted display area’s width.
heightTargeted display area’s height
device-widthTarget display or paper’s width.
device-heightTarget display or paper’s height.
orientationTarget display or paper’s orientation.
aspect-ratioWidth/height ratio of the targeted display area.
device-aspect-ratioDevice-width/device-height ratio of the target display/paper.
colorBits per color of target display.
color-indexNumber of colors the target display can handle.
monochromeBits per pixel in a monochrome frame buffer.
resolutionPixel density (dpi or dpcm) of the target display/paper.
scanScanning method of a tv display.
gridIf the output device is grid or bitmap.

Note: Prefixes like “min-“ and “max-“ can be used.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        HTML area rel Attribute
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <img src=
         usemap="#shapemap" />
    <map name="shapemap">
        <!-- area tag contained image. -->
        <area shape="poly"
              coords="59, 31, 28, 83, 91, 83"
              media="screen and (min-color-index:256)">
        <area shape="circle"
              coords="155, 56, 26"
        <area shape="rect"
              coords="224, 30, 276, 82"


Before click on specific clickable area 

After click on specific clickable area 

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML area media attribute are listed below: 

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


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