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Re: HR: structure or presentation?

From: Shinichi Matsui <matsui@isl.mei.co.jp>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 09:26:49 +0900
Message-ID: <003601c1b5b7$782640a0$be0cb684@isl.mei.co.jp>
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"Christian Wolfgang Hujer" <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com> wrote:

> > I'm looking for opinions or facts about whether the HR element is
> > a structural element (used to separate blocks of content) or
> > presentational one (used to visually separate blocks of content)?

> in my eyes the <hr/>-element is presentational, though I still sometimes
> it in XHTML Basic. For adding structure, <div/> with a stylesheet adding
> bottom- or top-border serves much better.

I understand not a few people recognize <hr/> shows a kind of structure,
but M12N of XHTML[1] defines it in "Presentation Module" as one of
Text Extension Modules. XHTML Basic is based on M12N and is not
intended to be rich or backward compatible, so <hr/> and "Presentation
Module" are not be included. Of course, you can define new language
based on XHTML Basic and including "Presentation Module" or just
<hr/>. :-)

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization/abstract_modules.html#s_text


Shinichi Matsui
Received on Thursday, 14 February 2002 19:27:10 UTC

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