One of the simplest elements in any page design is the empty space surrounding content. Empty space is often just as important to the look and feel of a page as the areas filled with text and images. Commonly known as whitespace, these empty areas shape and contain the content of your page.
Native HTML has no way to create empty space on your page, short
of using a
<pre> tag filled
with blank lines or an empty image. In fact, browsers—acting according
to the HTML/XHTML standards—remove leading, trailing, and any other
extra spaces in text and ignore extra linefeeds. Netscape 4 fills this
void with the
[The <br> Tag,
<spacer> tag to create
horizontal, vertical, and rectangular whitespace in documents rendered by Netscape 4.
The most common use of the
<spacer> tag is to indent a line of
text. To achieve this effect, set the value of the
type attribute to
horizontal, and use the
size attribute to define the width, in
pixels (not text characters), of the horizontal area. For
<spacer type=horizontal size=100>
inserts 100 pixels of space in line with the current line of text. Netscape 4 appends subsequent content at the end of the spacer if sufficient space remains on the current line. Otherwise, it places the next element onto ...