TAG map

Example

An image-map, with clickable areas:
<img src="planets.gif" width="145" height="126" alt="Planets" usemap="#planetmap" />

<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" />
</map>

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Definition and Usage

The <map> tag is used to define a client-side image-map. An image-map is an image with clickable areas.
The name attribute is required in the map element. This attribute is associated with the <img>'s usemap attribute and creates a relationship between the image and the map.
The map element contains a number of area elements, that defines the clickable areas in the image map.

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari
The <map> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

NONE

Required Attributes

DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.
Attribute Value Description DTD
name mapname Specifies the name for an image-map STF


Standard Attributes

The <map> tag supports the following standard attributes:
Attribute Value Description DTD
class classname Specifies a classname for an element STF
dir rtl
ltr
Specifies the text direction for the content in an element STF
id id Specifies a unique id for an element STF
lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element STF
style style_definition Specifies an inline style for an element STF
title text Specifies extra information about an element STF
xml:lang language_code Specifies a language code for the content in an element, in XHTML documents STF
More information about Standard Attributes.

Event Attributes

The <map> tag supports the following event attributes:
Attribute Value Description DTD
onclick script Script to be run on a mouse click STF
ondblclick script Script to be run on a mouse double-click STF
onmousedown script Script to be run when mouse button is pressed STF
onmousemove script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves STF
onmouseout script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves out of an element STF
onmouseover script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves over an element STF
onmouseup script Script to be run when mouse button is released STF
onkeydown script Script to be run when a key is pressed STF
onkeypress script Script to be run when a key is pressed and released STF
onkeyup script Script to be run when a key is released STF
More information about Event Attributes.
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