name (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 3.2
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

name="string"

Description

The name attribute is required to provide a reference for the map element. The image element refers to this attribute (through its usemap attribute) using a combination of the "#" character and the map’s name attribute, as the example HTML shows.

Example

The name attribute provides a means for referencing the map:
<map name="bigthings">
  <area shape="rect" coords="35,4,205,108"
      href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia's_Big_Things"
      alt="Australia's Big Things (on Wikipedia)"/>
  <area shape="rect" coords="136,163,255,230"
      href="http://vwkombi.com/" alt="The VW Kombi,
      another Aussie icon"/>
</map>
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<p><img src="giant-prawn.jpg" alt="The Giant Prawn at Ballina"
border="0" usemap="#bigthings"/></p>

Value

This attribute can take as its value any name that the developer chooses, so long as it doesn’t contain spaces or special characters.

Compatibility

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5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
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It causes no compatibility issues, and has excellent support across all tested browsers.

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