In this tutorial we will inform about the target attribute of <area> tag in html5. This attribute is used for specifying the name of the window or frame where the new document will be displayed when user click on the link given in the document. The target attribute helps to open the document in the same window or in another window or in another frame.
The target attribute is defined as follows:
|<area href="URL" target="value" />|
The target attribute has four predefined values which are used according to the requirement.
Difference between html4.0 and html 5
It is not possible every time to make the target a frame because frame and frameset are not supported mostly.
The example for implementing few of the target values are as follows:
Here is the code for target.html
|<!DOCTYPE html >
<title> Example For Area Tag target attribute</title>
<img src="comp.gif" width="350" height="299" usemap="#computermap" />
<area coords="16, 78, 123, 242" href="cpu.bmp" shape="rect" target="_parent"/>
<area coords="138, 90, 303, 239" href="monitor.bmp" shape="rect" target="_blank"/>
<area coords="70, 244, 324, 290" href="keyboard.bmp" shape="rect" target="_top"/>
The output of the above example is shown when we click the different regions in the image map ,which will be get by click the image given below
Note: See the browser compatible page for successfully rendering the program.
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