<area target=””> HTML Attribute

Attribute of
<area> HTML Tag
What does <area target=""> HTML Attribute do?
Specifies the context in which to open the linked resource.

Code Example

<img src="/wp-content/uploads/shapes.png" usemap="shapes-map">

<map name="shapes-map">
  <area shape="rect" title="Square" coords="19,28,222,228" href="/wp-content/uploads/square.png" target="_blank" />
  <area shape="circle" title="Circle" coords="361,132,96" href="/wp-content/uploads/circle.png" target="_blank" />
</map>

The target Attribute

For more details on this attribute, see the documentation for <a target="">).

Values of the target Attribute

Value Name Notes
framename Opens the linked resource in the named frame. Frames are deprecated in HTML5.
_top Opens the linked resource in the top-most frame. Frames are deprecated in HTML5.
_parent Opens the linked resource into the parent frame. Frames are deprecated in HTML5.
_blank Opens the linked resource in a new browser tab or (on older browser) a new window.

All Attributes of area Element

Attribute name Values Notes
alt text Specifies alternative text for a clickable area in an image map.
coords values Defines the shape and size of a clickable area in an image map.
href url Defines the URL of the linked document or resource.
nohref Specified that an area of an image map did not link to another resource.
shape rect
circle
poly
default
In conjunction with the coords attribute, specifies the shape, size, and placement of a clickable area in an image map.
target framename
_top
_parent
_blank
Specifies the context in which to open the linked resource.
title text Defines the title text of the clickable area. The title text will appear as a tooltip in most browsers.

Browser Support for target

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