HTML <area> Tag with 'target=_top'

<img src ="http://www.htmlcodes.ws/images/examples/australia-nz-map.gif" width="200" height="142" alt="Map of Australia and New Zealand" usemap ="#aus-nz">

<map name="aus-nz">
  <area shape ="poly" coords ="3,47,45,12,105,7,140,60,120,125,12,90" href ="http://www.travel-explorer.com/category/places/australia/" target="_top" alt="Australia">
  <area shape ="poly" coords ="180,85,200,98,167,142,157,138" href ="http://www.travel-explorer.com/category/places/new-zealand/" target="_top" alt="New Zealand">
</map>

The above example demonstrates usage of target=_top when using the <area> element.

The _top value of the target attribute indicates that the URL should open in a new window.

However, there are some possible variations to this rule, depending on whether the page is sandboxed or not. See the W3C website for more information.

About the target Attribute

The target attribute specifies the target frame to load the page into. Only to be used when the href attribute is present.

Possible values:

  • _blank
  • _self
  • _top
  • _parent
  • Any string with at least one character that does not start with a U+005F LOW LINE character.