Originally Posted by waxdoc
If you are using XHTML you follow the XML "self-closing" rule and the single tag with a space slash --such as <img src="_____.jpg" />.
The space is only required if you are serving the page as HTML and the browser being used to show it is Netscape 4.
XHTML does NOT require a space in front of the / and since Netscape 4 is long dead there is no reason for the space even if serving the page as HTML.
<img src="_____.jpg"/> <br/> <hr/> etc