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HTML <area> shape 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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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The shape attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The shape attribute specifies the shape of an area.

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


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

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

Attribute Values

Value Description
default Specifies the entire region
rect Defines a rectangular region
circle Defines a circular region
poly Defines a polygonal region


HTML area Tag Reference HTML <area> tag

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