hspace (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
Yes HTML 2
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

hspace="number"

Description

When an image is aligned left or right, text will flow around the image, but no space will appear between the text and the image edge. The hspace (and related vspace) attribute provides a little breathing space, but it applies space on both sides of the image, which is not entirely flexible, as Figure 1 shows.
Figure 1. An image to which an hspace of 10 is applied Image with hspace of 10 applied (note the space either side of image)

Example

Here, the hspace attribute is set to "10" pixels around a left-aligned image:

<p><img src="giant-prawn.jpg" alt="The Giant Prawn at Ballina"
    align="left" hspace="10"/>Driving along, we spotted a giant prawn,
    so we had to stop and take a closer look.</p>

Value

This attribute takes as its value a number that represents the width of spacing on either side of the image in pixels.

Compatibility

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5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
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Although support for this attribute is good, it’s now deprecated, and is highly presentational in its nature. The desired visual effects can all be achieved with CSS and, as such, this attribute shouldn’t be used—it’s presented here for informational purposes only.

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