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Re: some hr questions

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 12:45:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: John Russell <ve3ll@rac.ca>
cc: <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0210181244200.5162-100000@tux.w3.org>

According to the HTML DTD http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/sgml/dtd.html HR is
a block element, and not an inline element. Block elements are not allowed
inside P, so I would say the Mozilla people are reading the spec correctly.

cheers

Chaals

On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, John Russell wrote:

>
>Now using hr element as separator ... works as i
>expected in msie but not in other browsers .
>
>1]  is the hr element allowed within an address element
>       the mozilla.org groups contend that it cant be nested that way
>    but validator does not complain.
>2] the short test that i am adding does not do a line return before
>   the paragraph after hr element in address... is this a bug ???
>3 there are two lines (only spotted this when i made a darker shade
>   background ... top line is correct.... where does bottom one come from??
>    my assumption is that amaya sets different height than other browsers
>     do on the hr element  .
>test case is as follows
><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
><html>
><head>
><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
><style type="text/css">
>body {background:#d6e0cc}
>hr {color:khaki; margin:0px; padding:0px}
>hr.s {width:20px}
></style>
><title>test of hr</title>
></head>
><body>
><p>here is a <hr class="s"> short rule for test.<p>
>
><address>
>Here is a test of the hr tag<br>
><hr>
>Resume normal programming now.  Why the double line
>and isn't hr a block element where it should start a new line
>
></address>
></body>
></html>
>  //
>John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
>http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll (2 L's as in LLAMA)
>check HTML at http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/
>check CSS at http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
>check JavaScript at http://www.crockford.com/javascript/jslint.html
>

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