HTML <area> hreflang 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" alt="Sun" href="sun.htm" hreflang="en">
</map>

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Definition and Usage

The hreflang attribute specifies the language of the target URL in the area.

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

Note: This attribute is purely advisory.


Browser Support

Attribute
hreflang Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

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


Syntax

<area hreflang="language_code">

Attribute Values

Value Description
language_code A two-letter language code that specifies the language of the linked document.
To view all available language codes, go to our Language code reference.

HTML area Tag Reference HTML <area> tag

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