HTML <area> type Attribute

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The type attribute of the <area> element sets the MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) type of the target url. Following is the syntax −

<area type="type_of_media">

Above, type_of_media is the standard media type of the linked document, for example, image/bmp, image/tiff, image/tff, etc.

Let us now see an example to implement the type attribute of the <area> element −


 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<p>Learn these technologies with ease....</p>
<img src = /images/usemap.gif alt = "usemap" border = "0" usemap = "#tutorials"/>
<map name = "tutorials">
   <area shape = "poly" coords = "74,0,113,29,98,72,52,72,38,27"
      href = "/perl/index.htm" alt = "Perl Tutorial" download="perl" hreflang="en"/>
   <area shape = "rect" coords = "22,83,126,125" alt = "HTML Tutorial"
      href = "/html/images/test.png" type="image/png" />
   <area shape = "circle" coords = "73,168,32" alt = "PHP Tutorial"
      href = "/php/index.htm" target = "_blank" download="php" hreflang="en"/>


Now, when you will click on the HTML area, then the following png image would be visible. We have set the media type in that as image/png for the same −

Published on 20-Jun-2019 10:37:48