<spacer>

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This feature is obsolete.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.

 

Summary

<spacer> is an HTML element which is used for inserting white spaces to web pages. It was created by NetScape for achieving same effect as a single-pixel layout GIF image, which was something web designers used to use to add white spaces to web pages, without actually using a GIF. However <spacer> is not supported by any major browser and same effects can be created with various CSS rules. In Mozilla applications, support for this element was removed in Gecko 2.0. Therefore usage of <spacer> is unnecessary.

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>

Document Tags and Contributors

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