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HyperText Markup Language is the predominant markup language for web pages. HTML elements are the basic building-blocks of webpages....
XHTML is a family of XML markup languages that mirror or extend versions of the widely-used Hypertext Markup Language , the language in which web pages are written....
, an image map
is a list of coordinates relating to a specific image
An image is an artifact, for example a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person.-Characteristics:...
, created in order to hyperlink
In computing, a hyperlink is a reference to data that the reader can directly follow, or that is followed automatically. A hyperlink points to a whole document or to a specific element within a document. Hypertext is text with hyperlinks...
areas of the image to various destinations (as opposed to a normal image link, in which the entire area of the image links to a single destination). For example, a map of the world may have each country hyperlinked to further information about that country. The intention of an image map
is to provide an easy way of linking various parts of an image without dividing the image into separate image files.
Kevin Hughes was one of the pioneers of the World Wide Web in the United States, while a student at Honolulu Community College . He is one of only six inductees in the World Wide Web Hall of Fame announced at the first international conference on the World Wide Web in 1994.He developed the...
invented the image map while he was a student at Honolulu Community College
Honolulu Community College is a public, co-educational commuter college in Honolulu, Hawaii.The campus is located at 874 Dillingham Bloulevard, north of downtown Honolulu between Honolulu harbor and the neighborhood of Kapālama, at ....
Definition in HTML
In HTML an imagemap is made of the actual image, that is embedded with the
-Tag. The image gets simultaneously the attribute usemap
The imagemap comprise