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In support of the "line space" (nee <hr>)

From: <SCJessey@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 09:31:16 EDT
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To: www-html@w3.org
Lorenzo De Tomasi wrote:-

<<I have some suggestions for the <hr> element, that can be renamed as 
graphicline, gline, linespace, linebreak, etc.
I think that some new attributes must be added:

1. height="1px", 2px, 1pt, etc.
   or better stroke="", as used in DTP programs like Adobe Illustrator and 
Photoshop
   how much the line is thin or fat

2. color="black", etc.
   the color of the line
   I think that the best is that, if the color is not specified or specified 
as default, the browser automatically chooses the default color depending 
tothe background color: white for dark bkgs, black for light bkgs, etc.

3. width="full", percent: 100%, 50%, pixels: 300px, points: 300pt, etc.

4. align="left", right, center

5. margin="default", double, 12px, 12pt, etc.
   or better leading="", as used in DTP programs like Adobe Illustrator and 
Photoshop
the relative distance from the last line of text
   I think that the best is that, if the margin is not specified or
specified as default, the browser automatically chooses the default margin
as the leading of the last line of text

6. style="shade", noshade
   shaded 3D or flat 2D line

The default should be
hr style="noshade" width="full" stroke="1px" color="default" align="left"
margin="default"

What do you think?
>>


I think that the <hr /> element should be excluded from the standard.  I 
believe the new <section> tag is perfectly adequate for the task.  In a 
rather spooky coincidence, I just started reading Orson Scott Card's 'Shadow 
Puppets'.
Received on Wednesday, 21 August 2002 09:32:05 GMT

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