# area

Defines an interactive area within a map.

Example: Copy

<img src="/images/world-continents.png" width="320" height="160" orgwidth="320" orgheight="160" usemap="#world-continents">
<map name="world-continents">
  <area title="North America" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America" shape="poly" coords="48,89,67,69,77,49,140,0,68,0,6,10,4,31,16,69">
  <area title="South America" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_America" shape="poly" coords="48,88,61,74,119,99,95,160,66,159">
  <area title="Europe" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe" shape="poly" coords="124,49,145,46,158,50,187,43,198,6,146,1,115,21">
  <area title="Africa" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa" shape="poly" coords="121,53,140,47,169,51,186,77,196,80,188,137,156,136,138,97,118,86">
  <area title="Asia" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia" shape="poly" coords="166,50,184,77,201,74,215,91,258,108,263,87,283,74,297,8,192,3,191,29,187,46,170,42">
  <area title="Australia" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_(continent)" shape="poly" coords="257,107,263,85,314,89,316,137,294,151,249,132,248,114">
</map>

title

Defines the title of the area.

"North America"

The title will appear when hovering the area.

shape

Defines the shape of the area.

"rect"

The shape is a rectangle and requires 4 coordinates.

"circle"

The shape is a circle and requires 2 coordinates and 1 radius.

"polygon"

The shape is a polygon with unlimited points.

coords

Defines the coordinates related to the shape.

"116,104,234,154"

A rect requires two pairs x1,y1,x2,y2, where the first one defines the top left corner, and the second one the bottom right corner.

"50,80,20"

A circle requires a pair and a radius x,y,r. The pair defines the center of the circle.

"198,374,243,303,428,387,361,624,296,624"

A polygon requires a collection of x,y pairs.

href

Defines the target of the area.

"http://htmlreference.io"

You can pass an absolute URL.

"/element/div"

You can pass a URL relative to the root domain.

"mailto:alex@smith.com"

You can use the mailto protocol. Clicking the area will open the user's email client.

target

Defines in which tab or window the clicked area will show up.

"_blank"

Opens in a new browsing context, which is usually a new tab.

"_self"

Opens in the current tab.

"_parent"

Opens in the parent browsing context, or _self is there is none.

"_top"

Opens in the top browsing context, or _self is there is none.