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Re: Horizontal rules

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 12:29:29 +0000
To: "Hoyt, Phil" <Phil.Hoyt@globeinteractive.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010924084630.858E9742A@mtu.ru>
On Friday 21 September 2001 14:50, Hoyt, Phil wrote:
|   I have looked several times and I'm quite sure that there is no explicit
|   mention of horizontal rules in CSS. I'm understand that the accepted
| method of styling rules is to use 'height' and 'background-color', but I
| think that border styles are more appropriate since one is (in my opinion)
| just is likely to, say, want a dotted hr as one with a background image.
| The frustrating thing is that IE and Netscape deal with these things
| differently and there is a bit of overlap, at least in IE 5 with the old
| non-style method of defining hr's.
|   I feel that it is necessary to be explicit about the case of hr in css.
|   One should be able to create a div with height: 0 (or width for that
| matter, to make a vertical rule), and set borders that apply to the only
| remaining dimension.

Do you have HTML/CSS testcase, with description *how* it should look like?

I think your proposal is quite logical, and just wondering what kind of 
problems MS IE and NS have when DIV has height: 0.
Do you have any real-world pages which require changes proposed by you?

Vadim Plessky
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