A free HTML tutorial discusses the VSPACE and WIDTH attributes of the TABLE element for coding HTML tables.
This is a Netscape proprietary attribute that designates the space in pixels between the table and the content above and below the table. The V is an initial for VERTICAL (VSPACE is the VERTICAL SPACE above and below the table. When I checked, it was not supported by the Internet Explorer browser. To see the VSPACE that was coded, use Netscape Navigator.
Width is a table attribute supported by all browsers. Width expresses the horizontal width of the table in pixels. When nesting tables the width attribute may not exceed the width of the container object (the outer table holding any inner table). If an outer table is 400 pixels wide, the table inside that one cannot be wider. (An inner nested table cannot be wider than the outer container or holding table.)