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HTML <area> type Attribute

❮ HTML <area> tag


Use the type attribute to specify the MIME type of the target URL:

<map name="planetmap">
  <area shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126" alt="Sun"
  href="/images/sun.gif" type="image/gif">
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Definition and Usage

The type attribute specifies the Internet media type (formerly known as MIME type) of the target URL.

This attribute is only used if the href attribute is set.

Note: This attribute is purely advisory.

Browser Support

type Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


<area type="media_type">

Attribute Values

Value Description
media_type The Internet media type of the linked document.
Look at IANA Media Types for a complete list of standard media types.

❮ HTML <area> tag