An <area> tag is used in an HTML document to map a portion of an image to make it clickable by the end user. It is used to direct the user to different links after the user clicks on the mapped portions of the image. It is used as a child tag of the <map> tag. It has no closing tag and hence it is an empty tag.
Attributes of <area> tag:
|shape||The shape to be mapped on the image, it can be a “rect” , a “circle” or a “poly”.|
|coords||The coordinates of the shape|
|href||href is the link where the user will be directed to after clicking the mapped portion of the image|
|alt||Alternative text for a clickable area in an image map|
|download||Download target when hyperlink is clicked.|
|target||Context in which to open the link resource|
|hreflang||Language of targeted URL.|
|media||Optimized URL for media or device.|
|rel||Relationship between URL and document.|
|type||Media type of URL|
Example: <area> tag in html.
Before click on specfic clickable area
After click on specfic clickable area
Supported Browsers: The Browsers that support <area> tag are listed below:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
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