HTML and CSS Reference
<area> (XHTML: <area/> or <area /> )
The area element is used within the map element of a client-side image map to define a spe-
cific clickable (“hot”) area.
Flow content, phrasing content
Where phrasing content is expected, but must be contained in a map element
This is a void (empty) element, meaning it has only a start tag and may not have any con-
tents. In HTML, the end tag is forbidden. In XHTML, the element must be closed with a
trailing slash ( <area/> or <area /> ).
HTML5 Global Attributes
Required . Specifies a short description of the image that is displayed when the image file
is not available.