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HTML | <area> type Attribute
  • Last Updated : 20 May, 2019

The <area> type attribute is used to specify the Internet media type of the linked document. It is used only when href attribute is set.

Syntax:

<area type="media_type">

Attribute Values: It contains single value media_type which is used to specify the Internet media type of the embedded file.

Example:




<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
  
<head
    <title>
        HTML area type Attribute
    </title
</head
  
<body style="text-align:center;"
    <img src
        alt="" 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"
            alt="Triangle" type="image/png"
          
        <area shape="circle"
            coords="155, 56, 26"
            alt="Circle" type="image/png"
          
        <area shape="rect"
            coords="224, 30, 276, 82"
            alt="Square" type="image/png"
    </map
</body
  
</html>                    

Output:

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

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

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



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