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HTML shape Attribute

Definition and Usage

The shape attribute specifies the shape of an area.

The shape attribute is used together with the coords attribute to specify the size, shape, and placement of an area.

Applies to

The shape attribute can be used on the following element:

Element Attribute
<area> shape


An image map, with clickable areas:

<img src ="planets.gif" width="145" height="126" alt="Planets"

<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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