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HTML <area> type Attribute

HTML area Tag Reference HTML <area> tag

Example

The type attribute specifies the media type of the target URL:

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

<map name="planetmap">
  <area shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126" alt="Sun"
href="/images/sun.gif" type="image/gif">
</map>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The type attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The type attribute specifies the Internet media type (formerly known as MIME type) of the target URL.

This attribute is only used if the href attribute is set.

Note: This attribute is purely advisory.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The type attribute is new for the <area> tag in HTML5.


Syntax

<area type="media_type">

Attribute Values

Value Description
media_type The Internet media type of the linked document.
Look at IANA Media Types for a complete list of standard media types.


HTML area Tag Reference HTML <area> tag

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