The HTML Attribute reference

"shape" - html Attribute

  • For use with client-side image map.
  • Specifies the shape of a region.

Value(s): default, rect, circle or poly

Possible attribute, shape, values for this element:
Attribute value description
default Specifies the entire region.
rect Define a rectangular region.
circle Define a circular region.
poly Define a polygonal region.

Attribute "shape" example:
<html>
  <body>
    <object data="images/TheSun.png"
            title="The Sun image"  usemap="#sunmap">
      <map name="sunmap">
        <a  shape="circle" 
        coords="182,117,57"
        onclick="alert('You clicked on the sun');">Sun</a>
      </map>
    </object>
    <br/>Remember: This will not work in Internet Explorer.
  </body>
</html>
Used in the element(s):
Elements Description
a The A element denotes an anchor; a hypertext link or the destination of a link.
area This element defines a map region on a client-side image.

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