HTML5: How to define an area inside an image-map?

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HTML Code :

<!DOCTYPE html><!-- Defines the document type as HTML5 -->
<meta charset="utf-8"><!-- Specifies the character encoding for the document -->
<title>How to define an area inside an image-map</title><!-- Sets the title of the HTML page -->
<img src="https://www.w3resource.com/html/area/html-area-element.png" alt="area example " width="308" height="190" border="0" usemap="#Map">

<!-- Define a map with name "Map" -->
<map name="Map">
<!-- Define a rectangular area linking to MySQL tutorial -->
<area shape="rect" coords="8,5,100,77" href="https://www.w3resource.com/mysql/mysql-tutorials.php" target="_blank" alt="mysql tutorial">
<!-- Define a circular area linking to PHP tutorial -->
<area shape="circle" coords="155,93,59" href="https://www.w3resource.com/php/php-home.php" target="_blank" alt="php tutorial">
<!-- Define another rectangular area linking to SQL tutorials -->
<area shape="rect" coords="197,136,306,188" href="https://www.w3resource.com/sql/sql-tutorials.php" alt="sql tutorials">



  • The <!DOCTYPE html> declaration specifies the document type and version of HTML.
  • The <html> element is the root element of the HTML document.
  • The <head> section contains metadata about the HTML document, including the character encoding and the title of the page.
  • The <meta charset="utf-8"> tag specifies the character encoding of the document as UTF-8.
  • The <title> tag sets the title of the HTML page.
  • The <body> element contains the visible content of the HTML document.
  • The <img> tag displays an image with the specified source, dimensions, and attributes.
  • The <map> element defines an image map with the name "Map".
  • The <area> tags define clickable areas within the image map, each with a specific shape, coordinates, hyperlink, and alternate text.

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