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HTML <a> shape Attribute

HTML a Tag Reference HTML <a> tag

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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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The shape attribute is only supported by Firefox and Opera.


Definition and Usage

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

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

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


Syntax

<a shape="value">

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 a Tag Reference HTML <a> tag

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