HTML Attribute for <AREA ...>
NOHREF

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NOHREF indicates that the <AREA ...> is not a link.

Of course, NOHREF doesn't make much sense unless the area is in a map that uses <AREA SHAPE=DEFAULT> or the area overlies another area that does have an HREF. For example, suppose we wanted an image map in which a circle in the map is a link, but a smaller circle inside the link circle is not a link. We could accomplish that by first putting the tag for the inner area (earlier <AREA ...> tags overlay later <AREA ...> tags), and using the NOHREF atribute, then putting the tag for the outer <AREA ...>:

<DIV ALIGN=CENTER>
<MAP NAME="map1">
<AREA 
NOHREF 
 SHAPE=CIRCLE COORDS="79,79, 56">
<AREA
 HREF="thecircle.html" 
 ALT="The Circle" TITLE="The Circle"
 SHAPE=CIRCLE COORDS="79,79, 78">
</MAP>
<IMG SRC="/graphics/circleincircle.gif"
 HEIGHT=158 WIDTH=158 ALT="Click the O!" BORDER=0
 USEMAP="#map1"><BR>
[ <A HREF="thecircle.html">The O</A> ]
</DIV>

which gives us:

The Circle Click the O!

[The O ]

<AREA onClick="..."> >