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Re: the <hr> tag must die

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 05:08:15 +0000 (UTC)
To: Darren Luvaas <darren.luvaas@zazzle.com>
Cc: "public-html-comments@w3.org" <public-html-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1002210507520.20980@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 18 Feb 2010, Darren Luvaas wrote:
>
> The full name of this element suggests a visual presentation 
> ("horizontal") and carries years of built-in presentational baggage from 
> all existing browsers--some of which cannot be zeroed out or overridden.  
> The HTML5 proposal for <hr> is no better.
> 
> The <separator /> tag from XHTML2.0 would be a much needed improvement.  
> This new element is purely semantic, implies no presentation and carries 
> no rendering baggage from years of browser and user abuse.
> 
> Please, please deprecate <hr>!

HTML5 actually uses <separator/> from XHTML2, it just spells it <hr> for 
backwards-compatibility reasons.

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