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HTML | shape Attribute

  • Last Updated : 30 Jun, 2021

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

  • <area>


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<area shape="value">



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


Before click on specific shape:

After click on specific shape: 

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

  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 3.6
  • Safari 4.0
  • Opera 10.5


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