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HTML <a> coords Attribute

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Example

Use of the shape and coords attribute in an <a> element, to create an image-map:

<object data="planets.gif" alt="Planets" type="image/gif" usemap="#Map1">
  <map name="Map1">
  <a href="sun.htm" shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126">The Sun</a>
  <a href="mercur.htm"shape="circle" coords="90,58,3">Mercury</a>
  <a href="venus.htm" shape="circle" coords="124,58,8">Venus</a>
  </map>
</object>

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Definition and Usage

The <a> coords attribute is not supported in HTML5.

The coords attribute is used together with the shape attribute to specify the size, shape, and placement of a link in an <object> or <img> element.

The coordinates of the top-left corner are 0,0.

Tip: To create image-maps that works in all browsers, use the <area> element!


Browser Support

Attribute
coords Not supported Not supported Yes Not supported Yes

Syntax

<a coords="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
x1,y1,x2,y2 If the shape attribute is set to "rect", it specifies the coordinates of the top-left corner and the bottom-right corner of the rectangle
x,y,radius If the shape attribute is set to "circle", it specifies the coordinates of the circle center and the radius
x1,y1,x2,y2,..,xn,yn If the shape attribute is set to "poly", it specifies the coordinates of the edges of the polygon. If the first and last coordinate pairs are not the same, the browser must add the last coordinate pair to close the polygon

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