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HTML element: <area>

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BlackBerry® Device Software 3.7 or later

The <area> element defines an area of an image map. The <area> element is always a child of the <map> element.

Attributes

Attribute

Value(s)

Description

Availability

alt

text

Required. This attribute specifies alternate text for the area.

4.6 or later

coords

coordinates

This attribute specifies the coordinates of key points of a shape in an image map. The number and order of the values depend on the value of the shape attribute:

  • rect: defines the top left and bottom right corners in the following format: left, top, right, bottom
  • circle: defines the circle center and radius length in the following format: center-x, center-y, radius
  • poly: defines each point in the following format: x1, y1, x2, y2, x3, x3, ..., xN, yN

3.7 or later

href

URI

This attribute specifies the target document for the area.

3.7 or later

nohref

true

false

This attribute specifies that the area is inactive and does not link to another resource.

4.6 or later

shape

default

rect

circle

poly

This attribute specifies the shape of a region in an image map.

3.7 or later

target

frame_target

This attribute specifies where the target document will be opened. The value can be the id attribute of the target frame, or can have one of the following special values:

  • _blank: Default. The document opens in a new window.
  • _self: The document opens in the current frame.
  • _parent: The document opens in the parent frameset.
  • _top: The document opens in the full window.

4.6 or later

Common attributes

The <area> element supports the class, dir, id, lang, style, and title attributes.

For more information, see Common attributes.

Event attributes

The <area> element supports the onblur, onclick, onfocus, onkeydown, onkeypress, onkeyup, onmousedown, onmousemove, onmouseout, onmouseover, and onmouseup events.

For more information, see HTML event attributes.

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