HTML <area> download Attribute

The download attribute on an <area> tag changes the URL from a redirect to a download link. If download has a value, it will be used as the downloaded file name.

Example

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A download attribute on 3 <area> tags.
Click any area and an area-specific image will download.

Computer
<img src="/img/html/computer-map.png" alt="Computer" usemap="#computermap">

<map name="computermap">
  <area download shape="rect" coords="253,142,16,2" href="/img/html/area-monitor.png">
  <area download shape="rect" coords="262,218,0,156" href="/img/html/area-keyboard.png">
  <area download shape="circle" coords="267,234,22" href="/img/html/area-mouse.png">
</map>

Using download

The download attribute specifies that the area URL should be downloaded when clicked.

If download assigns a string value, it will be used as the downloaded file name.

If not set, the URL name will be used.

Note: Not all browsers support the download> attribute.


Syntax

<area href="URL" download="filename" />

Values

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Value Description
filename Optional string value that specifies the download filename.

Note: An href value is required for download to work.


Browser support

Here is when download support started for each browser:

Chrome
14.0 Jan 2010
Firefox
20.0 Apr 2013
IE/Edge
Not Supported
Opera
15.0 May 2013
Safari
Not Supported

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