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HTML <area> alt Attribute

❮ HTML <area> tag


Use the alt attribute to specify an alternate text for each area in the image map:

<map name="planetmap">
<area shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126" href="sun.htm" alt="Sun">
<area shape="circle" coords="90,58,3" href="mercur.htm" alt="Mercury">
<area shape="circle" coords="124,58,8" href="venus.htm" alt="Venus">
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Definition and Usage

The alt attribute specifies an alternate text for an area, if the image cannot be displayed.

The alt attribute provides alternative information for an image if a user for some reason cannot view it (because of slow connection, an error in the src attribute, or if the user uses a screen reader).

The alt attribute is required if the href attribute is present.

Browser Support

alt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


<area alt="text">

Attribute Values

Value Description
text Specifies the alternate text for the area, if the image cannot be displayed

❮ HTML <area> tag