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Difference between image link and image map?

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February 04, 2009 2:38PM

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we can explain the difference between image maps and graphic hyperlink Simply -

Graphic Hyperlink - If you will make a hyperlink on a graphic then the link will cover the whole graphic.

i.e. if a graphic has different type of information parts and you want to open a new link when clicked it. If you will make a hyperlink on this graphic then the hyperlink will cover the whole graphic, means you can open only one link not more.

Image Map - If you will make image maps on a graphic to make hyperlinks then you can make more links on this graphic. It will cover the image map area which you have define. So to do this you can make more than one links on a graphic

i.e. if a graphic has different type of information parts and you want to open a new link when clicked it. If you will make image maps on the different - 2 parts of the graphic to make them hyperlinks then the hyperlinks will cover the image map area which you will define instead of the whole graphic graphic. And with the use of image maps you can make more than one links on a graphic.

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