cellspacing and cellpadding differences in HTML

Hi,

I would like to know what are differences  between cellspacing and cellpadding in HTML.

i was trying following example
<html>
<body>

<h4>Without cellspacing:</h4>
<table border="1">
<tr>
  <td>First</td>
  <td>Row</td>
</tr>   
<tr>
  <td>Second</td>
  <td>Row</td>
</tr>
</table>

<h4>With cellspacing:</h4>
<table border="1" 
cellpadding="50"
cellspacing="100">
<tr>
  <td>First</td>
  <td>Row</td>
</tr>   
<tr>
  <td>Second</td>
  <td>Row</td>
</tr>
</table>

</body>
</html>

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But i could not understand exactly what are the differencs, where to use which one. Any links, ideas, sample code, resources highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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gudii9Asked:
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leakim971Connect With a Mentor PluritechnicianCommented:
cellpadding inside the cells
cellspacing outside the cells (between)

http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/tables/index_famsupp_29.html
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ZadoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
'cellpadding' - you can compare it to regular 'padding' property in html, makes space in cell;
'cellspacing' - you can compare it to 'margin' property in html, makes space around the cell;
 
Read this to understand it better:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/tables.html#h-11.3.3
You can learn everything about tables here:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/tables.html
 
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scrathcyboyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you are using tables without border lines, as is often the case, you cannot distinguish between cell padding and cell spacing.  So you are best to use ONLY one or the other, either spacing or padding, to make it easier.  

If the borders of the cells are visible, then it DOES make a difference.  In that case, the padding is the number of pixels "BUFFER" between the text inside the cell, and the cell borders closest to it, left right, top, bottom.  This is the one I prefer to use, as it is easier to keep track of.

Cell spacing -- use it to stretch out the appearance of the table -- but it will also make visible borders to the table cells appear much father apart -- and the table looks rather weird.  Hence use it less.
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ZadoCommented:
Please grant the points and close the question, thanks :-)
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