HTML <area> target Attribute

❮ HTML <area> tag


<img src="desk.jpg" usemap="#image-map">

<map name="image-map">
  <area target="_blank" alt="Computer" title="Computer" href="computer.png" coords="112,31,285,246" shape="rect">
  <area target="_blank" alt="Cup" title="Cup" href="cup.png" coords="327,212,31" shape="circle">
  <area target="_blank" alt="Mobile" title="Mobile" href="mobile.png" coords="296,121,326,176" shape="rect">
  <area target="_blank" alt="Book" title="Book" href="book.png" coords="53,132,115,157,72,237,2,211" shape="poly">


The target attribute specifies the target window for a hypertext source link that references frames.

Standard Syntax

<area target="_self|_blank|_parent|_top|frameName">

Browser Support


Attribute Values

Value Description
_self Opens the link in the same window as it was clicked by user (default)
_blank Opens the link in a new window or tab, but users can configure browsers to open a new window instead.
_parent Opens the link in the parent frame. If no parent, behaves as _self.
_top Opens the link in the full body of the window. If no ancestors, behaves as _self.
frameName Opens the link in the specified iframe
❮ HTML <area> tag