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<map>: The Image Map element

The <map> HTML element is used with <area> elements to define an image map (a clickable link area).

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Content categories Flow content, phrasing content, palpable content.
Permitted content Any transparent element.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts phrasing content.
Implicit ARIA role No corresponding role
Permitted ARIA roles No role permitted
DOM interface HTMLMapElement

Attributes

This element includes the global attributes.

name

The name attribute gives the map a name so that it can be referenced. The attribute must be present and must have a non-empty value with no space characters. The value of the name attribute must not be equal to the value of the name attribute of another <map> element in the same document. If the id attribute is also specified, both attributes must have the same value.

Examples

Image map with two areas

Click the left-hand parrot for JavaScript, or the right-hand parrot for CSS.

HTML

<!-- Photo by Juliana e Mariana Amorim on Unsplash -->
<map name="primary">
  <area shape="circle" coords="75,75,75"
        href="https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/Web/JavaScript"
        target="_blank" alt="JavaScript">
  <area shape="circle" coords="275,75,75"
        href="https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/Web/CSS"
        target="_blank" alt="CSS" >
</map>
<img usemap="#primary" src="parrots.jpg" alt="350 x 150 picture of two parrots">

Result

Specifications

Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
map
1
12
1
["Before Firefox 5, in Quirks Mode, empty maps were no longer skipped over in favor of non-empty ones when matching.", "Before Firefox 17, the default styling of the <map> HTML element was display: block;. This is now display: inline; and matches the behavior of the other browsers. It was already the case in Quirks Mode."]
Yes
Yes
1
4.4
18
4
Yes
Yes
1.0
name
1
12
1
Yes
Yes
1
4.4
18
4
Yes
Yes
1.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/map