Netscape's SPACER

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Tue, 16 Jul 1996 10:32:35 -0700


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From: David Perrell <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Netscape's SPACER
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 10:32:35 -0700

Can anyone explain to me what the TYPE and SIZE attributes add to SPACER besides complexity, confusion, and extra characters?

Why not just <SPACER HEIGHT=n WIDTH=n>, with default height and width zero?

As far as I can see, the only lost functionality is the implicit line break with
<SPACER TYPE="vertical" SIZE=n>, but so what? Since ALIGN="bottom" is default, <BR><SPACER HEIGHT=n> would do the same with less typing.

David Perrell