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Defines a client-side image map that defines areas of the content as clickable links to other resources.

Contained within the MAP element are various AREA elements defining each specific region of the map. Areas can take on many different shapes including rectangles, circles and polygons.


Attribute Description
ID Identifies this tag to reference in script (program code)
CLASS Define the class used to render this element (defined by a style sheet)
TITLE A title that is associated with the element (displayed as a tooltip in Internet Explorer)
NAME Assigns a name to the image map which may be referenced by other elements by using the USEMAP attribute.


<P><IMG src="navbar1.gif" usemap="#map1">
<MAP name="map1">
   <AREA HREF="guide.html" SHAPE="rect" COORDS="0,0,118,28" ALT="Access Guide">
   <AREA HREF="shortcut.html" SHAPE="rect" COORDS="118,0,184,28" ALT="Go">
   <AREA HREF="search.html" SHAPE="circle" COORDS="184,200,60" ALT="Search">
   <AREA HREF="top10.html" SHAPE="poly" COORDS="276,0,276,28,100,200,50,50,276,0" ALT="Top Ten&">

Renders As:

Access Guide Go Search Top Ten&


HTML 4.01
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