Example for Checkpoint
1.1j - a text equivalent for images used as "spacers".

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A layout trick used by many authors is to create a very small transparent image file and force white space between other objects by setting the required height and width or hspace and vspace attributes of the IMG element. The appropriate text equivalent for a "spacer" would be nothing at all, so:

<IMG src="spacer.gif" hspace=100 vspace=10 alt=" ">

Note that there is a blank space between the quotation marks in the alt-attribute. Of course, we would prefer you use style sheet markup to do your layout.

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