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HTML <area> target Attribute

HTML area Tag Reference HTML <area> tag

Example

An image-map, with clickable areas, and a target attribute:

<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"
target="_blank">
  <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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Definition and Usage

The target attribute specifies where to open the linked document.

Only used if the href attribute is present.


Browser Support

Attribute
target Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

Frames and framesets are no longer supported. The _parent, _top and framename attribute values are mostly used with iframes.


Syntax

<area target="_blank|_self|_parent|_top|framename">

Attribute Values

Value Description
_blank Opens the linked document in a new window or tab
_self Opens the linked document in the same frame as it was clicked
_parent Opens the linked document in the parent frame
_top Opens the linked document in the full body of the window
framename Opens the linked document in a named frame


HTML area Tag Reference HTML <area> tag

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