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.