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HTML <area> coords Attribute

HTML area Tag Reference HTML <area> tag

Example

An image-map, with clickable areas:

<img src ="planets.gif" width="145" height="126" alt="Planets"
usemap="#planetmap">

<map name="planetmap">
  <area shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126" href="sun.htm" alt="Sun">
  <area shape="circle" coords="90,58,3" href="mercur.htm" alt="Mercury">
  <area shape="circle" coords="124,58,8" href="venus.htm" alt="Venus">
</map>

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Definition and Usage

The coords attribute specifies the coordinates of an area in an image-map.

The coords attribute is used together with the shape attribute to specify the size, shape, and placement of an area.

Tip: The coordinates of the top-left corner of an area are 0,0.


Browser Support

Attribute
coords Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<area coords="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
x1,y1,x2,y2 Specifies the coordinates of the left, top, right, bottom corner of the rectangle (for shape="rect")
x,y,radius Specifies the coordinates of the circle center and the radius (for shape="circle")
x1,y1,x2,y2,..,xn,yn Specifies the coordinates of the edges of the polygon. If the first and last coordinate pairs are not the same, the browser will add the last coordinate pair to close the polygon (for shape="poly")

HTML area Tag Reference HTML <area> tag