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HTML | <area> shape Attribute

  • Last Updated : 07 Jun, 2021

The HTML area shape Attribute is used with the coords attribute to describe the size, shape, and placement of a <area> element.

Syntax: 

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<area shape="default | rect | circle | poly">

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: 



html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        HTML area shape Attribute
    </title>
</head>
 
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1>
        GeeksForGeeks
    </h1>
    <h2>
          HTML <area> shape Attribute
    </h2>
    <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 area: 
 

After click on specific area: 

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML area shape Attribute are listed below: 

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



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