This feature is obsolete.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.

The obsolete hspace property of the HTMLImageElement interface specifies the number of pixels of empty space to leave empty on the left and right sides of the <img> element when laying out the page.

This property reflects the HTML hspace attribute.


htmlImageElement.hspace = marginWidth;
marginWidth = htmlImageElement.hspace;


An integer value specifying the width, in pixels, of the horizontal margin to apply to the left and right sides of the image.

Usage notes

The value specified for hspace is mapped to the margin-left and margin-right properties to specify the width of those margins in pixels.

Important: This property is obsolete. You should instead use the CSS margin property and its longhand forms to establish margins around an <img>.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLImageElement.hspace' in that specification.
Living Standard
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLImageElement.hspace' in that specification.
Recommendation Provides additional details not present in the newer specification.

Browser compatibility

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hspaceChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE ? Opera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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