>Old Chinese proverb: "That is no problem, it is impossible."
>When a web browser or other HTML aware program downloads a document
>that contains instructions to display pictures (via IMG tags in the
>HTML document), it requests the said images from the web server and
>displays them as part of the rendered page.
>If the IMG tag is nested inside a hyperlink (HREF tag) in the HTML
>involved in cases where different images are called every time the
>page is loaded, for fade-in effects etc., or in response to a user
>command - but again, the images themselves do not contain links or
>In theory, an image file could have a hyperlink embedded in its
>metadata as a comment field. In theory, web browsers could read and
>interpret a hyperlink embedded in an image. But in practice, none
>do. I don't even know of a proposal for this.
>The closest approximation I can think of would be to include a short
>URL in the visible content of the image, enabling users to key in
>the indicated address.
>Searching the Internet, I do find "how to" articles by people who
>seem to confuse creating image maps - HTML code for making specific
>parts of images displayed /by/ a particular web page clickable links
>via code in the HTML document - with embedding links in the image
>files themselves. I would guess this is click-bait hastily
>assembled by someone who does not understand HTML, cutting and
>pasting from other articles.
Thanks for your reply.
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