The SPACER element attempts to give the author more control over white space
in HTML documents. The author can control horizontal-only spacing, vertical-only
spacing, or block spacing (vertical and horizontal) as well.
The values for TYPE allow different types of control over whitespace
This TYPE inserts horizontal space between text or content objects.
The amount of space is
specified by the SIZE attribute. Other SPACER attributes will be ignored. Vertical:
This TYPE inserts vertical space between lines. The amount of space is
specified by the SIZE attribute. Other SPACER attributes will be ignored. Block:
This TYPE behaves exactly like a transparent image. When this type is
used, the SIZE attribute will be ignored and Height, Width and Align
will be analyzed in its place.
This element is not a part of any HTML standard or draft and it is pretty
certain it never will be, due to the wider control allowed through
Cascading Style Sheets[-->Index DOT Css] that have been
incorporated in HTML 4.0.
Netscape was the only browser to support this element, and it no
longer does so; its use is discouraged.
DTD Note: No DTD information exists
regarding this element. The behavioral model used here was the IMG
element, which this element most closely resembles in attributes and
intended behavior. The attribute requirement qualifications are only
personal guesses and should not be taken as gospel (like the TYPE
attribute being required - since HORIZONTAL is the default value, this
is probably not required, but rather just a 'good idea'.)