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Re: HR: structure or presentation?

From: Frank Tobin <ftobin@neverending.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 17:49:34 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020214174431.O3138-100000@palanthas.neverending.org>
Marc Attinasi, at 13:51 -0800 on 2002-02-14, wrote:

> If one did not care about the presentation, then one would probably not
> use it, but instead use a DIV I think.

The problem with a div is that it only wraps around blocks.  <hr/>, while
not quite specifying how much of a divider it is, is 'easier' to use as a
generic divider, since it, like <br/>, can be simply inserted into a
stream of elements.

<div> and <span> are about as bland as you can get for semantic division,
and are probably used as presentional helpers.

Frank Tobin		http://www.neverending.org/~ftobin/
Received on Thursday, 14 February 2002 18:40:02 UTC

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