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RE: <HR> (was Re: Fleet Boston's...)

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 17:14:43 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHMENLCPAA.jon@spinsol.com>
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> what does that mean: don't use <hr> for presentational purpose? 
> when and how are you allowed to use it?

<hr> has a semantic meaning - It means that what came before the rule
was very different to what was after it, or a logically separate
section of a long document, especially a numbered document.

Putting it another way ...</p><hr /><p>... is far stronger a change
in meaning than ...</p><hr /><p>...

Really the quote: 'Do not use ... horizontal rule "HR" for
presentation purposes.'

should be 'Do not use any HTML tags for presentation purposes'. There
were some HTML tags with presentation purposes, but thankfully
they're being phased out.

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