HTMLAreaElement

The HTMLAreaElement interface provides special properties and methods (beyond those of the regular object HTMLElement interface it also has available to it by inheritance) for manipulating the layout and presentation of area elements.

Properties

Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement, and implements those from URLUtils.

HTMLAreaElement.accessKey
Is a DOMString containing a single character that switches input focus to the control.
HTMLAreaElement.alt
Is a DOMString that reflects the alt HTML attribute, containing alternative text for the element.
HTMLAreaElement.coords
Is a DOMString that reflects the coords HTML attribute, containing coordinates to define the hot-spot region.
HTMLAreaElement.download
Is a DOMString indicating that the linked resource is intended to be downloaded rather than displayed in the browser. The value represent the proposed name of the file. If the name is not a valid filename of the underlying OS, browser will adapt it.
URLUtils.hash
Is a DOMString containing the fragment identifier (including the leading hash mark (#)), if any, in the referenced URL.
URLUtils.host
Is a DOMString containing the hostname and port (if it's not the default port) in the referenced URL.
URLUtils.hostname
Is a DOMString containing the hostname in the referenced URL.
URLUtils.href
Is a DOMString containing that reflects the href HTML attribute, containing a valid URL of a linked resource.
HTMLAreaElement.hreflang
Is a DOMString containing that reflects the hreflang HTML attribute, indicating the language of the linked resource.
HTMLAreaElement.media
Is a DOMString containing that reflects the media HTML attribute, indicating target media of the linked resource.
HTMLAreaElement.noHref
Is a Boolean flag indicating if the area is inactive (true) or active (false).
URLUtils.password
Is a DOMString containing the password specified before the domain name.
URLUtils.origin Read only
Returns a DOMString containing the origin of the URL, that is its scheme, its domain and its port.
URLUtils.pathname
Is a DOMString containing the path name component, if any, of the referenced URL.
URLUtils.port
Is a DOMString containing the port component, if any, of the referenced URL.
URLUtils.protocol
Is a DOMString containing the protocol component (including trailing colon ':'), of the referenced URL.
HTMLAreaElement.rel
Is a DOMString that reflects the rel HTML attribute, indicating relationships of the current document to the linked resource.
HTMLAreaElement.relList Read only
Returns a DOMTokenList that reflects the rel HTML attribute, indicating relationships of the current document to the linked resource, as a list of tokens.
HTMLAreaElement.search
Is a DOMString containing tThe search element (including leading question mark '?'), if any, of the referenced URL.
HTMLAreaElement.shape
Is a DOMString teflects the shape HTML attribute, indicating the shape of the hot-spot, limited to known values.
HTMLAreaElement.tabIndex
Is a long containing the element's position in the tabbing order.
HTMLAreaElement.target
Is a DOMString that reflects the target HTML attribute, indicating the browsing context in which to open the linked resource.
HTMLAreaElement.type
Is a DOMString that reflects the type HTML attribute, indicating the MIME type of the linked resource.
URLUtils.username
Is a DOMString containing the username specified before the domain name.

Methods

Inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement and  implement those from URLUtils.

URLUtils.toString()
Returns a DOMString containing the whole URL of the script executed in the Worker. It is a synonym for URLUtils.href.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard The following property has been added: download.
Technically, the URL-related properties, media, host, hostname, pathname, port, protocol, search, and hash, have been moving to the URLUtils interface, and HTMLAreaElement implements this interface.
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation Technically, the properties tabindex and accesskey are now defined on HTMLElement.
The following property is now obsolete:  nohref.
The following properties have been added: rel, relList, media, hreflang, type, host, hostname, pathname, port, protocol, search, and hash.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
download  ? ? ? ? ?
username, password, and origin ? 26.0 (26.0) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
download  ? ? ? ? ?
username, password, and origin ? 26.0 (26.0) ? ? ?

See also

  • HTML element implementing this interface: <area>.

Document Tags and Contributors

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