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[whatwg] Default (informal) Style Sheet

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 12:44:53 +0200
Message-ID: <op.tp5j43g35rel5w@quark>
On Mon, 02 Apr 2007 09:54:04 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com>  

> The default style of <hr>, <p>, <table>, et cetera.

Speaking of <hr>, having a default style for it would increase  
interoperability (if only in the presentation layer) a great deal.  
Defining what a <hr> *is* in terms of CSS would help people from having to  
style it like this:

hr {
   border: none;
   background-color: #fff;
   color: #fff;
   line-height: 0;
   height: 0;
   padding: 0;
   margin: 0;

and *still* don't get anything remotely similar from any of the 4 major  
browsers. Is an <hr> a border? A block-level element with a background  
color? How do you change that color? How do you adjust its height? Its  

> Not all authors will use a 'CSS zapper' (whatever it is). They will  
> still expect the same results across user agents.

Thanks for saying that for me. I've never used a "CSS zapper" and I doubt  
I ever will. I usually adjust paddings and margins to 0 on all elements,  
but that's about it.

Asbj?rn Ulsberg           -=|=-        asbjorn at ulsberg.no
?He's a loathsome offensive brute, yet I can't look away?
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