Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

<spacer> is an obsolete HTML element which allowed insertion of empty spaces on pages. It was devised by Netscape to accomplish the same effect as a single-pixel layout image, which was something web designers used to use to add white spaces to web pages without actually using an image. However, <spacer> no longer supported by any major browser and the same effects can now be achieved using simple CSS.

Firefox, which is the descendant of Netscape's browsers, removed support for <spacer> in version 4.

Attributes

Like all other HTML elements, this element supports the global attributes.

type
This attribute determines type of spacer. Possible values are horizontal, vertical and block.
size
This attribute can be used for defining size of spacer in pixels when type is horizontal or vertical.
width
This attribute can be used for defining width of spacer in pixels when type is block.
height
This attribute can be used for defining height of spacer in pixels when type is block.
align
This attribute determines alignment of spacer. Possible values are left, right and center.

Example

<span>Just a text node</span>
<spacer type="horizontal" size="10"></spacer>
<span>Just another text node</span>
<spacer type="block" width="10" height="10"></spacer>

Specification

Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

Update compatibility data on GitHub
DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome No support NoEdge No support NoFirefox No support 1 — 4IE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

Legend

No support  
No support
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: ExE-Boss, teoli, Sheppy, kscarfone, tregagnon, jswisher, avsaro
Last updated by: ExE-Boss,