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HTML <map> tag

HTML <map> tag is used with <area> tag to define a client-side image map.

An image map is consist of an image with clickable areas, where you can click on the image, and it will open to new or the provided destination.

The <map> tag can consist of more than one <area> elements which define the coordinates and type of the area.

With the help of <map> tag, you can easily link any part of the image to other documents, without dividing the image.


Following are some specifications about the HTML <map> tag

Display None
Start tag/End tag Empty Tag(Only Start tag)
Usage Image map


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Tag-specific attributes:

Attribute Value Description
name mapname It defines the name of the image-map.

Global attribute:

The <map> tag supports the global attributes in HTML

Event attribute:

The <map> tag supports the event attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

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