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How to code separator in XHTML 2

From: Rob Simpson <Rob.Simpson@BlackBox.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 20:11:04 -0500
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To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
 

In some XHML web pages, rather than using <hr/>, I have been coding a
labeled "separator" , which in XHTML V1 is transformed so that it has only
top and bottom borders and therefore looks something like

 

____________________________________________________________________________
___________

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------

                                      A

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------

 

except that it only takes one line to display it.

 

I would have currently coded that as 

 

            <separator title="Tool tip for section A">A</separator>

 

and the CSS stylesheet for the element includes:

 

            border-width: 2px 0px 1px 0px;

 

For XHTML-MP on handheld devices, that element is simply dropped by the XSL
stylesheet:

 

            <xsl:template match="separator"/>

 

However, looking ahead at the working draft for XHTML 2, the content model
for <separator/> says that it is "EMPTY".

So, then, what would be the best way to code that kind of separator be coded
in XHTML 2?  Or is there a better element in XHTML 2 to use to indicate an
optional leading separator for a section?

 

Thanks in advance.

Robert Simpson

 



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