<map>

Summary

The HTML <map> element is used with <area> elements to define an image map.

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 a compatibility-caseless match for 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

<map>
  <area shape="circle" coords="200,250,25" href="another.htm" />
  <area shape="default" />
</map>

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) [1][2] (Yes) 1.0 1.0
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.0) [1][2] (Yes) 1.0 1.0

Gecko notes

[1] Starting in Gecko 5.0 (Firefox 5.0 / Thunderbird 5.0 / SeaMonkey 2.2), empty maps are no longer skipped over in favor of non-empty ones when matching when in quirks mode. For example, consider the following HTML:

<map name="a"></map>
<map name="a">
  <area shape="rect" coords="25,25,75,75" href="#fail">
</map>
<img usemap="#a" src="image.png">

Prior to Gecko 5.0, the <img> element would have matched to the second, non-empty map. Now it matches against the first one, even though it's empty.

[2] From Firefox 17 the default styling of the <map> HTML element is display: inline; and no more display: block;. This matches the behavior of the other browsers and was already the case in quirks mode.

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