3.5. Client-Side Image Maps

HTML Element: <MAP NAME="..."> ... </MAP>
Attributes: NAME (required)

The MAP element enables the author to designate client---side image maps. This element enables the author to associate URLs with different regions of an image, a useful capability for creating toolbars and navigation images as well as for more traditional maps. These image maps are processed entirely in the user's browser, as opposed to server---side image maps provided by ISMAP or the image INPUT type (both are described in Chapter 18, “HTML Forms”), both of which require communication with the server to determine the action. The NAME attribute is required and provides a target for the USEMAP attribute of the IMG element. Each of the clickable ...

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