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

From: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 00:35:43 -0400
To: <www-html@w3.org>
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Etan Wexler wrote:

> It is most definitely a hack.  The empty 'div' elements used
> as section separators are even worse than 'hr' elements, if
> that can be.  The semantics of an 'hr' element are close to
> zero, but historical use suggests that an 'hr' element might
> be a section separator. 

Yes.  Note, though, a 'horizontal rule' is certainly not the only way to
separate sections, and the proposed <linespace> doesn't exactly convey
"section separator" semantics either.  Just musing, but how about
something like <separator/> (which might be styled as appropriate)?

> Using an empty 'div' element as a
> section separator subverts and perverts the semantics of the
> element type.  There is no historical use of empty 'div'
> elements as separators, so heuristics will do no good. 

Agreed.


/Jelks
Received on Saturday, 24 August 2002 00:36:06 GMT

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