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Re: Structural Markup / SPACER vs. other markup (was: CSS and Eccentric Poems)



Stephanos Piperoglou wrote:
> 
> The third type ... whose name evades my memory ... is just a way of
> inserting an empty box in your document. I still don't get the ...
> usefullness of such an action!

I think it was BLOCK or something like that.  And i'm pretty sure that
it was made a part of this five-minute SPACER hack just because someone
at Netscape noticed the proliferation of one-dot clear GIFs which
people are using as spacers.

But in every instance i've seen such one-dot GIFs used, they have
always been used for horizontal or vertical spacing of the type
easily covered by CSS, without exception.  I have never seen such
spacers actually used as boxes of empty space.


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