usemap attribute | useMap property
Sets or retrieves the URL, often with a bookmark extension (#name), to use as a client-side image map.
The URL of the image map.
- Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification, Section 2.5.5
- HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 13.6.1
The useMap property identifies the image as a client-side image map by associating a map object with the image. This map object contains area objects that define regions within the image. The user can click these regions to navigate to a designated URL.
You can dynamically assign the maps to the image through the useMap property.
In Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and greater, this property applies to the objects..
The following example defines the map. Clicking within the rectangular areas of the map loads a new page into a target window named
<map name="map1"> <area coords="4,20,20,40" href="left_arrow.htm" name="area1" target="frame1" /> <area coords="116,20,100,40" href="right_arrow.htm" name="area2" target="frame1" /> </map>
The following example shows usemap with an image.
<img usemap="#map1" border="0" src="double_pointed_arrow.png">
The following example shows usemap with an object. This technique requires Internet Explorer 8 and later.
<object border="0" data="double_pointed_arrow.png" type="image/gif" usemap="#map1"> </object>
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