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HTML Area Tag Tutorial

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The HTML area element is used to create "clickable" areas on a graphic, turning it into an image map by plotting the hot spot coordinates.

There is an example image map below. Here is the code used to create the image map:

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The graphic to the right is the image map for the above code sample. You can try the links if you like, there's one for each ebook. The ebooks are free if you want to grab them for yourself.

The area tags are always nested between the <map> ... </map> tags.

The usemap's attribute value in the <img> tag must match the value used in the <map> name attribute and id attribute. This is what creates a relationship between the image and the map code.

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This concludes the HTML Area Tag Tutorial.
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