This feature is obsolete.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 vspace property of the HTMLImageElement interface specifies the number of pixels of empty space to leave empty on the top and bottom of the <img> element when laying out the page.


htmlImageElement.vspace = marginHeight;
marginHeight = htmlImageElement.vspace;


An integer value specifying the height, in pixels, of the vertical margin to apply to the top and bottom sides of the image.

Usage notes

The value specified for vspace is mapped to the margin-top and margin-bottom properties to specify the height 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Important: This property is obsolete.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.vspace' in that specification.
Living Standard
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLImageElement.vspace' in that specification.
Recommendation The HTML 4.01 specification offers additional details.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
vspaceChrome 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 Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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