HTML <map> tag represents a client-side image map with some pointed and clickable areas.
Note: The <map> tag mostly supported in all major web browsers.
usemap ="#useimagemap" src="area_sample.jpg"/>
<area shape ="rect" coords ="0,0,175,75" alt="rect example" href ="area_sample.jpg"/>
<area shape ="poly" coords ="25,194,112,195,125,201,123,204,177,147,185"
alt="poly example" href ="map_sample.jpg"/>
<area shape="circle" coords="248,38,22" alt="circle example"href="area_sample.jpg"/>
Mouse over on below image and click on the moon or any of the pointed area to see view full size
Tag Specific Attributes Support
Following are map tag attributes that are supported by <map> tag.
|name||imagemap_name||Represents name of the map element|
Standard Attributes Support
HTML <map> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <map> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.
|class||user_defined||Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet|
|id||user_defined||Represents unique id for an element|
|style||css_properties||Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”|
|title||user_defined||Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc|
Event Attributes Support
The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <map> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <map> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.
|onclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse click on the specified element|
|ondblclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element|
|onkeydown||script||Event Fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard|
|onkeypress||script||Event Fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard|
|onkeyup||script||Event Fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard|
|onmousedown||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element|
|onmousemove||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseout||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element|
|onmouseover||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseup||script||Event Fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element|